There is a better way and we’ve got to find it.
Yes, I’m talking about what you think I’m talking about. I’m going there. I have put off this post. I haven’t know where to start. I still don’t.
Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. (Ezekiel 16:49)
You see, I’m not one of those people who has all the answers. I do not have all the plans laid out before me. I am not an expert. And frankly…neither are you. Maybe that scares you? I’m okay with it. God did not grant me all the answers. What God has given me is an understanding of right versus wrong. And the grace to change course.
This is not even to say that I have always chosen “right.” I have chosen wrong – willingly, complicitly, like the spiritual weakling, the lost soul, the ugly human being that I inherently am. Sin permeates our every vessel, and we have only the choice to reject it, to reject the lies of whatever Devil or political party or addiction we might be stuck to.
“But whoever causes the downfall of one of these little ones who believe in Me–it would be better for him if a heavy millstone were hung around his neck and he were drowned in the depths of the sea!” (Matthew 18:6)
If your morality is tied to a political party, you my friend, are lost. Absolutely and completely. Because this world is fading and going darker by the second.
Were we born this sick, or are we born sick and simply ingesting more poison by the day?
These are questions we need to be asking ourselves as we look around this hideous mess. Will we lay down and give up in the face of unfathomable evil, or will we put a foot down somewhere, draw some line in the sand on what we will accept?
My mother told me as a little girl that two wrongs do not make a right.
The twisting of truth to meet political goals. The twisting of facts to suit our whims.
The victimization of thousands of children – innocents in a mess of policy, red tape, bureaucratic bumbling, and parental desperation – is unacceptable and wrong.
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 18:10)
We must challenge the lies about when and where this started. We must stop perpetuating unverified tales spun for political gain.
We must do whatever we can to protect children. From emotional and mental trauma. From vulnerability to physical or sexual abuse. From gang violence in their own country. From separation from their mother’s when they are still nursing infants (4 months old – let that sink in).
When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. (Leviticus 19:33-34)
We are lost. And if you don’t see that, see THIS clearly, then you are lost, too.