I took note at the difference between the deaths of two world leaders and the reaction to their respective deaths. Gerald Ford died recently. He was a rather non-descript President who only lasted two and a half years in office. He lived to the age of 93. His beloved wife was beside him all the remaining days of his life. Though not considered a particularly effective President and his term of office ended thirty years ago, his life was still greatly honored.
Compare that to the death of Saddam Hussein. He was hanged by his own countrymen. He was insolent to the very end. He was a despot and hated. He was overthrown rather than voted out of office. People rejoiced at his death and he is only honored by his deluded followers.
Shakespeare wrote in his play "Julius Caesar", "The evil men do lives after them. The good is oft interred in their bones." Perhaps Gerald Ford will not be remembered for a great deal of good. However, he is still honored. Hussein, however, will be remembered for his evil.
I choose the path of the good going unremembered by most but honored by God.