Okay, I think by now it’s pretty obvious that I have some definite opinions on religious liberty and justice for all.
I guess it boils down the simple truth that if we value and want to keep our freedoms, then we must fight for everyone else’s.
To me, that would just take some common sense and reasonable thinking.
However, judging the current political circus, and the poll numbers showing the mania following it, we have our work cut out for us in finding those who could fit the bill.
I firmly believe that the only way we can be defeated is by our own hand.
To a point, that is why terrorism is so counter intuitive to its supposed objective: those who are attacked tend to unify in defending precisely that which was the terrorist’s target.
I guess if they were smart, they’d just leave us alone and watch us over the next year as we ignite another civil war over who should and shouldn’t be the next president.
We could argue it to be a good thing that they aren’t that smart; sadly, however, neither are we.
Continue reading Choosing which hand to hold
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
We can blow our minds trying to grasp the intricacies of that one. But at the end of the day, does it really matter?
I mean, we have chickens, and we have eggs. To me, that’s just a win-win.
Okay, let’s dig a little deeper.
Which came first, the administration or the congress in creating a quagmire?
We can blow our minds in listening to the passionate arguments about just whose fault it is.
So far, though, I’m only seeing a lose-lose.
Let’s think some more.
Continue reading Are we in a cosmic game of chicken, waiting to see who will blink first?
I have been forgiven.
I’ve done a lot of rotten things in my life.
I haven’t forgotten any of the things I’ve done; I still feel sorrow for the pain I’ve caused others. If only I could go back, right?
But I can’t.
I can, however, remember always the hard-earned lessons and commit to never repeat what I know to be wrong.
This process brings me peace; peace that I have been forgiven.
Today is bright and tomorrow always full of hope because the weight of the sin has been lifted from my shoulders.
So, in gratitude for this gift, I really should ask:
Have I been forgiving?
Continue reading Forgiving the Unforgivable