Reflecting on Chaos – Part 3

As I reflect more about our world, our culture, I see a complete breakdown in structure. Our great country was established with 3 equal branches of government; there were checks and balances. We now have a president who openly says he is going to go around congress. He unilaterally changes written law and a blind congress cheers him on! We have half the country wanting government to do everything for them; what will we have in another 5 years? Friends this is an extreme chaotic situation. All structure has become burry and fuzzy! Where is truth anymore in the dark abyss of relativism?

Published today, a great thinker of our day, Thomas Sowell wrote in his last paragraph on “Random Thoughts”:
“Once, when I was teaching at an institution that bent over backward for foreign students, I was asked in class one day: “What is your policy toward foreign students?” My reply was: “To me, all students are the same. I treat them all the same and hold them all to the same standards.” The next semester there was an organized boycott of my classes by foreign students. When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.”

With words better than mine, Dr. Sowell has painted a perfect picture of chaos. Everyone wants preferential treatment; how can that possibly have a chance of succeeding? Where is common sense? Where is balance? Where is forgiveness and grace? In a world such as what we are currently building at breakneck speed, we can only end up in destruction. SO…this begs the question…what can we do about it? It is obvious to me; we have to put back what we took out. And, what did we take out? The main structure of the universe, the Creator of you and me, the God who loves you so much He sent His only Son to come, show you how to live, and to give you a new start by taking your sins away. You have been redeemed, but salvation requires your action, you have to turn toward Him, have faith and believe in Jesus. Friends, we must put God back in our lives! Give Jesus Christ the preeminence in your life and you will see the dark chaos removed from your life. It will be such Good News that you will want to tell somebody else, and then somebody else, and then somebody else…and so it goes! It is our only salvation from chaos!

Where is the truth and honor?

There has been a lot in the news lately of the Obama “sequester”. Many have shouted “doom & gloom” from the roof tops. There are already hard working people being laid off and families hurt for no reason. Why is that happening? Are we really that far out of control?

The both sides of government are irresponsibily spending $10 billion dollars PER DAY of money we don’t have! It is our children’s future we are spending and it is sinful to do so! We must get it under control or we will die as a nation! Back to this so-called sequester…the “Chicken Little – the sky is falling” is all about scaring people; there is NO truth and NO honor in it. If there are any cuts, they are only 2% of our overly wasteful spending…hardly enough to cause the problems being reported on the national news. In fact, most of the sequester are not even cuts at all, but are reductions in future growth. We will still be spending more this year than last. So, why is our government attacking all these fine hard-working people, alying off people for no reason and hurting families?

So the point of this blog post is what? The point is, we are a compassionate nation, but both sides of our leadership are hurting our citizens and we are being lied to by our mainstream media…we are a better nation than this! I ask again, where has truth and honor gone? Can we not expect to be better, to do the right thing, to have some honor, and not be so grossly selfish? We MUST look within and each individual seek to be “Different Kind of Trees” than the direction our culture is sliding.