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September 9, 2009 Leave a comment

So, here I am at my usual two week mark.  For some reason, the wheels aren’t turning as quickly as I’m used to.  Well, that’s not exactly true… The gears are grinding everywhere else but here.  I think there’s been so much going through my head the past several weeks that it’s a bit difficult to narrow specific thoughts down.  So, this could be your lucky day.  You don’t have to read the typical essay-length post.

A couple thoughts.  I’m really not one to get psyched up about political speeches and such but, how ’bout Obama’s speech yesterday?  It sure was loaded with the poison of socialism and indoctrination, huh?  I mean, who in their right mind would allow themselves to be blinded by the idea of challenging our kids to take responsibility, work hard and make a difference in the world.  When speaking about our children’s role in the greater community, Obama said:

We need every single one of you to develop your talents and your skills and your intellect so you can help us old folks solve our most difficult problems. If you don’t do that — if you quit on school — you’re not just quitting on yourself, you’re quitting on your country.

Now, I’m having a little trouble putting my finger on it, but some of this stuff sounds awfully familiar… Oh, wait… it’s coming to me… This stuff sounds strangely reminiscent of, some ancient text.  It just sounds so familiar, almost like something JESUS would say.

Hopefully you can hear my sarcasm coming through.  I think it’s absolutely ridiculous that people are up in arms about a very powerful speech.  I mean, good grief!  If the sun is shining and the grass is green, the temperature is a perfect 75 degrees on the most perfect day you could ever imagine and someone is going to find something nasty about it.  What is it about us that make us want to do that?  Is it really that difficult for us to find and accept good in places we wouldn’t normally look?

Hopefully by now, you’ve gathered from my previous posts that we as fellow humans, and especially Christian people, ought to be working for the greater good, ushering in a new Kingdom, releasing prisoners, fighting injustice, working to eliminate poverty and homelessness.  We are to love wastefully, without restraint, without criteria.  Now, don’t you think we should embrace that message from whatever angle it comes at us from?  That too sounds strangely familiar to something Jesus countered when his disciples complained about “other people” using his name for good though they weren’t in the “in crowd” of Jesus’ inner circle.

So, my point.  I’ve said it before and I’ll probably keep saying it.  Let’s try using our energies in partnering with our fellow brothers and sisters of humanity to work for greater good rather than gripe and complain and get our panties in a wad about everything.  If we are looking for bad stuff, I’m pretty sure your gonna find it.  The same is true on the flip side of the coin.  I would argue, we will all be better people if we spend our time investing in good.

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