Christmas is coming soon and now, more than ever, is the time to remember the real reason behind it. It is time for reflection and rebirth, not only for ourself, but also for the Nation and the Church.
As we look over the past year we have seen a lack of tolerance, respect for our fellow man and a total disregard for the message Jesus gave us for living our daily lives. Political Correctness is the new norm and hate, fear mongering and total disregard for the Constitutional rights of others is becoming our everyday message. Greed has taken over for charity and there is a total lack of compassion flowing throughout the Country. This starts at our Nation’s Capital, flows through our churches and ends up in the family household. It is what we, the family, are now teaching our children.
I have taught the US Constitution for years and am totally discouraged at the lack of understanding the citizens of our Country have in regards to the Constitution and how it applies to each and everyone of us. From the 1st Ammendment through the 27th these are the words we live by and yet we fail to understand by the diversity of our Country these same words are for everyone, not just you.
So, as we reflect over the past year, let us remember there is a lot in the message Jesus gave us when He said give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, give to God what is God’s. Politics doesn’t belong in the Church and the Church doesn’t belong in Politics. We have to remember there are over 300 different religions here in America each believing theirs is the right one. Jesus taught love, compassion and tolerance of each other.
Jesus said love your neighbor as I have loved you. We all are neighbors to each other. Take the time to see the differences and respect their right to be different. You never know, you just may learn something. The First Ammendment gives us the right to speak as we wish to a certain extent, it also gives everyone else the same right. That is where Common Sense, Respect and Compassion take over. Remember someone is watching and listening to every word and you just may be the only bible they see.
Walk daily with God at your side and shine His light where ever you go!