In today’s political environment; in this day of violence and unrest; in this time of economic struggle for nations, states, counties, cities, and towns; in times like this I begin to think about how I can help.
What can I do?
What can we do as individuals and as groups to bring relief to the suffering, the oppressed, the mistrusted, and the uneducated? What can we do as a society?
Some say we can go to any length to help.
Local banks and big businesses have lots of cash and we have the right to carry weapons, so could we legalize armed robbery as long as the robbers give some of what they take to homeless shelters and pay taxes on what they keep to support law enforcement?
As population grows we are putting a strain on the resources the earth provides. Is it time to set an age limit and euthanize those who reach that age so that we protect our resources and make room for the next generation? Just think, this will save Social Security, Medicare, and we can set a birth tax to help pay for the costs of euthanizing seniors.
With population growth, we need more housing and places for our cars, should we “They take all the trees and put them in a tree museum and charge the people a dollar and a half to seem them?” Should we “pave paradise and put up a parking lot?” (Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell)
NOTE: I do not believe that any of the above are appropriate – even though cutting down trees to build more building instead of renovating what we already have is legal in most areas.
Yet I see many Christians acquiescing on other, yet similar, issues that politicians propose. I know Christians in dry communities who voted for alcohol sales under the guise of raising community revenue. I know Christians who are for legalizing certain narcotics to raise taxes. There are other issues that we are giving in on. It is not too late to stand up for what is moral and right.
Wrong is NEVER right!
I leave you with the words of the prophet Isaiah,
“Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter!
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
and shrewd in their own sight!” Isaiah 5:20-21