WE can pray for all the people in the world that need ourÂ prayers.Â Hopefully it will work. Action may work in many cases.
Jesus suffered a lot of pain for usÂ in olden times.Â In today’s worldÂ people everyday are suffering. I know Jesus never promised us a rose garden. Some folks (including children)Â don’t know where their next meal will come from in our own city.Â I think about Jesus sayingÂ he is the resurrection and the life. The point is that Jesus never promised to rescue us from pain. Pain is a part of life. We must remember that as people,Â and we knowÂ people inÂ severe pain; some areÂ dying. Life is full of pain, suffering, happiness,Â and all the other emotions that go with living a fullÂ life. (Isn’t that why they call it Life?)
Are we all God’s flesh on earth?Â We were made by some supreme being and miracle. Â How will we serve our earthly purpose? What difference will we make in the lives of others?
There are different kinds of God’s. The God of Materialism sticks in my mind. We are in a state of crisis with 63% of the school systems in MN borrowing money to pay their bills. Should we combine Â school systems, cutÂ the budgetÂ or slash the compensationÂ or over pay the superintendent?
People continue to rack up theirÂ credit card bills.Â Wants have become more important than needs.
Lots of peopleÂ are becoming more obeseÂ from poor diets, unhealthy food, and lack of exercise.Â Sitting too much atÂ the computers too much and not moving. has not helped. Â (Well as some one say that fatÂ is bought and paid for.)
The government has over spentÂ as well. Know isÂ the time to tighten up our beltsÂ and change. I mean really, really change. Â Some folksÂ thinkÂ that everything will disappearÂ but I doubt that it will. It’s like an excessive credit card bill that you can’t get the balance down on it. Â I hope for ourÂ hearts sakeÂ the economy will get better. We need to have hope in our heart.
PeopleÂ should become more compassionateÂ for others and ask what they can do to help.Â
I wonder where the devil is today.Â Do you think we can even recognize he is amongst us? Is he trying to alter our path on how we live and think? Money mongering is an example of plain greed.
There is a lot ofÂ important stuff we need to wrap our heads around in this world. Somethings we can understand and other things we cannot understand.
I think about allÂ those people who will suffer, if our government shuts down. There will not be any fluffy good health care. Where willÂ the real meat and potatoes be? There won’t be anyÂ meat and potatoes. Â Can we skip the veggies or fiber and still have people survive? Will people die off because theyÂ don’t haveÂ health coverage?Â Didn’t I read somewhere that 178,000 people could lose their health insurance in MN with cuts? (Either that or I dreamt it.)Â We cannot kick people to the curb as a society. People, all people matter.
Many of us have paid the price for over indulging. I say everyone should find an answer downÂ here asÂ to their purpose on earth, think about the here after and what they can do to help others. As Denny Anderson says….Good Night, and Be Kind….. (He means kind to others.) Don’t you feel that way when you visit the cemetery? All the lives of people who lived, and they are know in a grave. Some lived a full life, others died young, andÂ others died from diseases that could of been prevented.
The governmentÂ need to come up with “a great cocktail of ideas”Â Â and thenÂ rank order the cuts. What do we need the most? What can’t we live with out? What are the true needs, and what are fluffy wants? These are two different things.
TransparencyÂ and accountabilityÂ are important.Â PaintÂ the picture in our minds. Governement needs to let us as citizens be able to wrap our headsÂ around it. I think there should be createdÂ charts at the state and federal level of “the needs” and “theÂ wants” Â in society.Â Maybe everyone should vote on them. Maybe we need more polls andÂ more surveys.Â Â When we cut our budgets at home the first thing to go is usually the fluff. We put food on the table for our family, we pay our bills, and if we have money left over we take care of some of the wants. Shouldn’t government be the same? We need a substainable budget at home and at the goverment level.
The only way to skin the cat is to make everything transparent and accountable as we do in our homes.
We think of Jesus or God as the center of our faith. Some faiths don’t believe in the Trinity. Whatever you believe is important. People should be important; basic humanity, Â saving lives, andÂ helping people to have the necessities of life. Supply the needs and later the wants will come about.