“We Must All Hang Together, or Most Assuredly, We Will All Hang Separately” Benjamin Franklin made this statement at the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. He was of course referring to the need for the signers, and the states they represented, to stick together against a common enemy, Great Britain.
I surely encourage you all to subscribe to the ABQ Journal. We have since we moved here in 1995. At that time Albuquerque had two daily’s. I am so very thankful for the coverage of New Mexico news. This morning the Journal covers the ‘Unseen Toll of the Pandemic, a growing number dying of Alzheimer’s and other diseases. Plus they take a look at the huger problem of hunger in New Mexico. The Food Bank in Reserve, New Mexico has been serving more and more people.
“if you don’t have God fully in your heart and if He is not first in your life, you have no life at all, your living for yourself.” Pastor Dewy Moede
The very sad thing about this crisis in America is it has been made political, and so very many people are blinded by their politics. I have said for years many Americans were making politics a god! Shame. For heaven’s sake we are in the worst crisis America has had since the Great Depression. Politicians have failed us. Politics has buried us. I beleive this is what the history books will show future generations about us. Political turmoil, division, no unity! So many are blinded to the ways of God.
While Americans fight over masks, the Country goes to hell. Deaths, Hunger, Economic failure, (Many Americans do not even pay attention to the Federal Deficit, we are so in the red it is horrible, we are all now living on monopoly money! U.S. Debt Clock) people losing their careers, our son’s industry never has fully opened again, people losing their businesses, raising havoc with our children’s education and more and more devastation. One of the very weird deals here with the shutdown in New Mexico is that the UNM LOBOS are practicing and playing out of state!!!???? How much is that costing the tax payers!!!!! It is enough to make your head spin! Also having elderly folks stand outside in line at grocery stores during this cold weather! How horrible! Ugh!
It seems to this old news reporter and Pastor that America has become such a very selfish Country, so many EGOS! ME FIRST!!! So many blinded to the ways of God. It is a treasure when I meet unselfish people like First Responders….they just do what it takes.
Joni Eareckson Tada posted this today:
Theodore Roosevelt once said, “The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcomings…Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” Success isn’t the key. Faithfulness is. May you be faithful to God until you hear him say, “Well done, good and faithful servant!”
Success isn’t the key. Faithfulness is. May you be faithful to God until you hear him say, “Well done, good and faithful servant!”
Father God, teach me to be faithful to the tasks you assign to me, without concern for fanfare.
Careful with your words, It doesn’t matter how you may feel about COVID
just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
By this all people will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.