Thursday, April 9, 2009

Lotsa stuff in Italics :)

I have a dear friend who is so passionate about politics she makes me look completely and totally ignorant. She recently sent me an article. Here is an excerpt from it: "Is this the change you really voted for? President Obama has only been in office for two months. Now we have HR 1388.........This bill’s title is called “Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education” (GIVE). It forms what some are calling “Obama’s Youth Brigade.” Obama’s plan requires anyone receiving school loans and others to serve at least three months as part of the brigade. His goal is one million youth! This has serious Nazi Germany overtones to it." If you are interested in the link, here it is: I have not read enough articles on the site to advocate it, but I did find this article VERY interesting. Another good friend and I were discussing the end times and she made a unique observation. Loosely (very loosely ) paraphrased she said, "Since Satan does not know when the Lord will return, he has always had to have his man waiting in the wings. That man could have been Mussolini, Stalin, Hitler.......or Barack Obama." I have yet to decide if I'm fearful about the state of our country, although I know that "God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." 2 Tim. 1:7, or whether I'm excited that we may truly be living in the end times. Either way, I know our country and our president need all the prayer we can offer up. -------------- Why am I so passionate about this? Because too often "we" as Christians sit back and do nothing. We don't discuss, share opinions, or educate each other on politics, and we're content to remain complacent and allow other people to make our decisions. Hmm? it seems to me that no good can come from this. A couple of familiar Edmund Burke quotes to ponder: "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing." "Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who does nothing because he could only do a little.” Thanks to Heidi A. and Kimberley M. from co-op, for encouraging and enjoying my political posts :)

1 comment:

Clare said...

I think too often we don't discuss politics because we are lazy. If we get our dander up then we might actually have to get off our tail feathers and DO something! I have really been trying to be aware but not afraid. Focus on what I can change and not worry over what I can't. Keep up the encouragement!