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When people talk about being dishonest or telling lies or twisting the truth, many will discount the problem saying everyone does it. No, they don’t! Some, still holding on to integrity, will strive to be as honest as they can be. Nobody is perfect, but the difference is that some people know they fall short and try to correct it, while others go on as if it is standard operating procedure to twist things in their favor.
Recently in the news was the college cheating scandal, a truly bad situation; but this kind of thing has been going on for some time. Institutions politically manipulating who are the attendees, keeping cheating professors on-board, fake diversity, political correctness and strange course majors and silencing free speech, it is all one giant political game with little to do about real education. Revisionist history is being taught to win in politics with history professors being mostly democrats, 33 to 1 over republicans; how is there any balance where students can get the truth? College Cheating
How are we to strive as a nation filled with honest hard-working caring people…people ready to help the rest of the world…when our future, our young people, is so threatened by such an insane educational system? A recent poll shows millennials to be struggling over such major issues as: losing their phone, having no phone charger, losing their keys, being late to work, and forgetting passwords, etc. Life is more stressful than ever.
This morning, the following headline finally push me over the top. A federal representative, sworn to follow the Constitution, says this about a duly elected President? It doesn’t matter if you like him or not; this is about much more:
Hating conservatives, hating liberals, hating Jews, hating Christians, hating Muslims, hating white males, hating Obama, hating Trump! Friends, this is all playing into Satan’s plan of division, destruction, and chaos! Don’t you see the coming fall? Don’t you see the decline of the United States of America [underline “united”]? Many how spew hate over a simple stupid red hat with white words on it…why? What so wrong with “Make America Great”? What nation has done more in the world to help others? What nation in the world has done more to feed, clothe and help the helpless? Answer: only America! If we needlessly go down, so goes the world. Maybe this is all a great hateful push by Satan…I don’t know. I do know how unloving and sad it all is.
I do know this however, for me, I will follow Jesus Christ and try my best to be loving to all, and show kindness. Give it a try!
Get up, go to work, come home, go to sleep, get up and do it all over again. Day in and day out…do you feel like to are going in circles, a job of drudgery, a job of no value, that you are not going anywhere? Many are believe they are in that boat with you!
How do you really know you are in a boat to nowhere?
Let’s meet Epaphroditus. He was an errand boy nearly two thousand years ago in a town called Philippi. His church sent him with a message and a gift to Rome…off he goes on foot over rugged terrain. Terrain teeming with wild animals, dangerous people and no bathrooms! His biggest problem? He was so sick, he was near death and nearly died. How would you feel in such a situation? Most, I believe, would think, “why am I doing this?” For no pay, sicker than a dog, on a long walk, robbers all around…”I must be a flaming idiot!”
Well, our friend Epaphroditus, because of his efforts, ended up in the pages of the Bible [Philippians 2:25-30 and 3:15-18] to be remembered for all time. He lessen Paul’s anxiety as he contemplated his coming execution by the Romans and brought him a gift while he was under house arrest. God blessed him and had mercy on him; he was a worker for Christ Jesus! Not JUST an errand boy, he had a very important job to do…to carry a message when he was very ill.
Would you, could you do the same? Colossians 3:23-24, no job is un-important if you are working for Jesus!
On February 10, 2019, CBS’s show “Sunday Morning” presented a segment on loneliness. I certainly understand short periods of loneliness; I’ll bet everyone has experienced this at one time or another. However, “Sunday Morning” broadcasted a fearful stat, if it is actually true; experts claim 50% of Americans are lonely. Not just lonely once in a while, but they exist in a long state of loneliness.
The show’s interviews presented comments that loneliness was more intense when the individual was around other people. Surely you have seen a group of people, not talking to each other, but having their nose stuck in their phones. Have we lost how talk to each other? We can talk to our pets, but can’t talk to a follow human? Has so-called social media made us less social? Has the “me” generation reached the climax of selfishness, having reached that lonely mountaintop of nobody but me?
Sadly, the show never once mentioned the joy that can be found in spiritual relationships; the most valid being connected to Jesus Christ. While a two second comment about solitude was mentioned; the show skipped right over the benefits and the joy of solitude in experiencing God’s wonderful creation, or the uplifting solitude found in the “Jesus Walk”. Real empowerment is available to all to help YOU to love first, be the first to show love, then You will start receiving love from others. Loneliness…color it gone!
What is the main function of government? It is not to educate the people. It is not to feed the people. It is not to provide jobs for the people. So, what is its main function? Answer: to protect the people. This is not happening by the actions of both political parties.
So, what do we see happening as a result? Our increasing lack of civility and awful coarseness of language. Our increasing lack of respect. Main answer: we see a majority of the population angry! Angry with each other. Angry with institutions. Angry with the media. Angry with politicians. Angry with white men. Angry! Angry! Angry!
So, how can we turn this around for our children? Turn to God! Find the love in Jesus Christ! Learn how to be a Child of God…read the Holy Word of God only found in the Bible. It is the only thing that will bring you peace and comfort and create a firm foundation in order to stand against the destructive tide of the world, a world now in chaos.
Jesus loves you this I know, for the Bible tells me so.
We say…Merry Christmas…do you know what this really means? I ask, is it idealistic to think we can we keep a friendly greeting and Jesus reminder going all year?
Did you sing “Happy Birthday to Jesus” on December 25th? I hope you did; it is the reason for the season! I believe we are turn; turn from our worldly ways and look toward our one and only Savior.
I invite you to take a couple of minutes to read the attached thought-provoking and educational article asking “What if…?” America at Christmas
Living as such required!