Harold often said, "The most dangerous people have no shame."
While I thought he was talking about Democrats, Republicans, and clergy in mainline denominations, he was referring to anyone who is either ignorant about loving Jesus by loving like Jesus (agape) or knows loving Jesus is loving like Jesus (agape) and is just too selfish to do it for God's sake.
Ignorance and selfishness.
I may be wrong, but I think that's a concise etiology for what's ailin' our world/church.
I was with some folks who worship PBHO - lots of 'em around these days - and they were offended by my suggestion that's he's a socialist in Brooks Brothers clothing; so I surmised, "You're just ignorant."
Parenthetically, if he is a socialist deep down inside where Rachel/Chris/Keith won't go, I think he's a socialist because he thinks that's what's best for people. Unlike some of my sick Republican friends who are always looking for the Antichrist's prophet and want us to believe it's him, I think PBHO really wants what's best for people even if I think he's like those philosophy professors who have lived such sheltered/insulated/living-in-the-ozone-layer-of-reality lives and have no clue. I like those professors. I just don't want any of 'em to be President.
I was with some folks who hate PBHO in a Christian kinda way - lots of 'em around these days - and they were offended by my statement that they need to take a long look in the mirror to see if their hatred for him is because they think he's the Antichrist's prophet or they just don't care about everybody's, uh, welfare: "You're just selfish."
Parenthetically, while I have some serious reservations, for example, about those health care reforms being rammed into our wallets by PBHO who's acting like his manhood depends upon it, I think, and I may be wrong, some people just don't want everybody to have equal access/opportunities to health care. Some people just want, uh, more than others; which is to say, "Hell with 'em as long as I'm gettin' mine." And to bring Christianity into it for a second, whatever happened to that Acts 2 initiative of taking care of everybody regardless of who, where, what, or when with no regard to class, culture, or color?
Ignorance and selfishness.
Yeah, that's what's ailin' our world/church.
When God decided to add a member to our family ready or not, we were faced with some serious questions about the integrity of our Christianity.
We had and the child had not.
Yeah, I'm still struggling with the sins of past plastic and frozen wages and coveting that Road King...
But we're gettin' by a lot better than, well, uh, geez, sigh, a lotta folks; and when/where in God's Name did I ever come up with the idea that I deserve a bigger piece of the pie than...?
What am I gonna say to Jesus about that in the end?
I did not want to do it.
I said it.
Unfortunately for folks who are ignorant/selfish enough to think they deserve more than everybody else and fortunately for our new child who God loves no more nor no less than you/me/anybody, my 11th grader and 6th grader got/said it/Him right: "You are always saying not to wait for somebody else to do what's right...There's always room for what's right."
It was a 3 John 4 moment.
We need more of 'em.
Anything less is just ignorant/selfish.
Blessings and Love!
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