The cynics and pragmatists fail to understand the real truth behind Chuck Colson’s second chance: Chuck Colson was a man who sinned and then fell in love with a Person—and everything was changed.
Chuck Colson represented a rock in a wishy-washy, compromising Christian world. He was immovable when so many of today’s Christian leaders are wobbly—a resolute tower in a landscape littered with deserters from the army of God.
After Richard Nixon lost the 1960 presidential election to John F. Kennedy and the California governor's race two years later (when he uttered the immortal line to the media, "You don't have Nixon to kick around anymore") the former vice president knew he must reinvent himself to run for president again in 1968.
The power of redemption is the one concept a cynical, self-regarding epoch -- ours -- can't quite get its arms around, especially, perhaps, in the case of the late Chuck Colson. Can the guy have been right in the head?