I’m not one for chasing after politics for the sake of politics alone. I seldom even watch the news. My ostrich DNA maybe?
But this morning I clicked on a link on one website and was taken to another site… the official White House Blog site.
Yeah, I never knew there was one, either!
Go ahead, Click it. You’ll be enlightened to some strange stuff. About the only GOOD thing I got from the video clip, was that the “bad guys” use Mac computers.
Anyway, my attention was entrapped by the statement, “From policy creation to community implementation, the Green the Block campaign wants to see access and opportunity created for all Americans, to build prosperity and a healthier planet for future generations,” said Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. of the Hip Hop Caucus. “The first milestone for Green the Block will be on our National Day of Service, September 11, 2009, where we will organize Green the Block service events around the country in coordination with the President’s initiative, United We Serve.”
“Hey”, I’m thinking, “Whatever happened to our “Day of Remembrance” on Sept. 11? Is that a hijacking or what?Not only that, but the White House has rechristened the Global War on Terror, the “Overseas Contingency Operations.”
Now, Isn’t the renaming of “The Global War on Terrorism” GREAT! Perhaps the next great renaming should be the term “stealing.” It could be called “unauthorized borrowing with no intent of repayment.” Heck, why not be blunt? It is redistribution of wealth… Obama style!
As a Christian, I believes there has been a global war on terrorism for the last 6,000 years or so. Jesus fought the deciding conflict and won. The battle is already won! the only battle left is within our selves… to decide which side we want to be on. Will we be with the popular loosers, or the unpopular winners. Our job is not to fight an outward battle, but to minister to the poor, and needy victims of the deceived loosers and to encourage those that are on the margins to join the winners in the family of God.
So, I’m always a little hessitent to get too involved with politics. From my reading of the Bible I understand that this once great nation of our was brought into existance by God to be means of helpping the down-trodden of the world. To be a beacon of His love to all mankind, but we are failing miserably. This nation though once great, will not continue in it’s greatness or become “better and better,” but, like all the great nations of history, will crumble and fall from internal corruption. Like Daniel in the Bible, we must remain true to God no matter “who’s the boss” in our realm. Like him, we can influence politics when given the opportunity, but or main job is to succor those in need and pray for the lossers that they would change their minds before it is too late.