Sunday, December 26, 2010
Yesterday was Christ-mas Day. The day King James claimed Jesus was born. A day of birth that's considered special to thousands of people from ALL walks of life. From Iraq to Germany. From St. Vincent to Tonga. This day is revered! That cannot be disputed.
My hope as someone who does not subscribe to a religion and as someone who humbly believes that his life has been one of charitable contribution via his passion: Service - is that Christianity's Christians will not only celebrate Jesus’ believed-in birth - but plan to and then mirror the life of Jesus Christ...and stop talking about Him in name ONLY. Rather emulate Him in service. In divine duty.
Feed a homeless man. Spend some time with the sick. Communicate with the men and women who are not ‘Saints’. Convey to someone that they are worthy. Challenge an unjust authority. Be Him.
And, continue to be of his essence by promoting and participating in an action plan. A road map of empowerment: KWANZAA. Kwanzaa places the one who celebrates in a position to do something.
I peacefully –and without any self superiority suggest when you, the Christian, begin to miss Jesus and/or 'get happy' don't just call His name. Be as countless atheist and agnostics are: Sacrificial and Giving.
Most importantly, Be the Christian You Say You Are, in your faith and within The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Well, the latter description should not be used to identify men and women who are sincerely trying to attain employment. However, we have to be honest like Juan Williams, some people are purposely diminishing their work ethic integrity, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLZuLmqCa44&feature=player_embedded. They can care less about searching for a job; the 300 bucks per week is a freebie, compliments of the United States Government's Handout Division. A handout that I needed 3yrs ago, and may need in the near future. We are not safe from termination. If you think you are, you a fool…but don’t sell your soul to remain employed!
Additionally, the top one percent should not be dreadfully marked The Anti-Christ. They should not be demonized like the biblical well-off, Mark 10: 23-25. Having a cornucopia of money is not evil as the holy book repeatedly insinuates. Did not God give King Solomon wealth?
Thousands of the modern day high earners work hard to get that paper legally within this capitalistic society. Have we forgotten our system is geared for the wealthy to remain wealthy and for the powerless to remain powerless? And, often times the men and women labeled by liberals as evil are small to medium size business owners trying to stay afloat while employing well over 40% of America’s workforce.
The Blue Dog and Leftist Democrats will not share that tidbit. They too busy accusing President Obama of bowing down to the Republicans - and pathetically whining about wealthy people, 'They should share their wealth'. Really? In a Darwinism environment? The fittest only survive!
Why not those of us struggling to make ends meet give back via service e.g. mentor, feed the homeless, etc. instead of going to church every Wednesday and Sunday prepared to tithe? Eating Spam - but giving the church your last. That is the perfect description of a religiously constipated deacon. Financial tithing is another form of gambling money away. Sowing at a lost! May as well give those singles to a graduate school stripper! At least you are getting something in return. Like a steamy straddle; better known as a lap dance!
President Obama - with admirable humility - straddled the fence. He did what needed to be done to help men and women who are unemployed. I hope they understand that he became their sacrificial lamb. He in defeat compromised so others could have. President Obama did that while thousands of the non-working failed him this past November.
Most remarkable leaders end up unappreciated by the very people he/she sacrifices for during challenging times. Barack Obama is well on his way to the lonely pit of non-appreciation. The people who lift you always seem to drop you! And, cook...then devour you: