Archive for August, 2019

Sometimes we’re concerned only about appearances; the outside of things. We stuff closets with things we don’t want any visitor to see. We cover our faces with make-up, and our bodies with just the right clothes to make a favorable impression. We say all the things people want to hear whether we believe in them or not. We all do this to some extent.

On the surface it may be harmless–unless we are covering-up–and yes, hiding– an ugliness going on inside us. When we are concerned only with what others think about us, we have no principles. When we say one thing in daylight when everyone is watching, but do another thing in the dark when no one sees us, then we are hypocritical, self-serving, and false human beings who should not be trusted.

Isn’t this what we despise about politicians? Their dishonesty. Their hypocrisy. Their self-grabbing. Politicians polish up the outside of themselves so that they appear to care for the downtrodden, when the downtrodden are only a means to votes.

We see this today, as far as I’m concerned, in the Democratic Party where nothing is too sacred to use for their own selfish gain. Those on the far left of this party are crusted over with hatred, incivility, and an actual call for violence against those they disagree with. They are completely self-serving, without regard for our country. Where are those principled stops that ought to be there?

There are times when any of us may consider an action that is completely self-serving, BUT we don’t, because some life-principle we believe in, stops us. However, there seems to be no life-principle to stop the self-aggrandizement of the left-wingers in this party. No lies they will not tell, no people they will not use, no person they would go out of their way to honestly help.

For years, they were in a position to actually help the people who voted for them, who depended on them–however the country did not fare better when they were in power, but worse.

Today, our country is finally making gains–big gains of respect which had been so lacking throughout the world, gains in our pocketbooks due to jobs in a booming economy, and a burgeoning strength for Americans of all races–not pitting one race against the other, or one gender against the other to get votes.

In the upcoming election, we the people–all the people, have the ability to keep moving forward. Don’t let the left-wingers destroy our progress.

Inside each of us, is the potentiality to do right, or to do wrong. By our life principles we choose the path for one or the other. And before doing so, we make must make judgments, especially when we VOTE.

If there is no judgment, then evil is good and good is evil.–Fulton J. Sheen

I must judge the left-wingers in this party. As an American Citizen and VOTER, I must ask: where are their principles? Where would their path take America??

I suggest it is not the right path. I suggest that time and time again it has been the wrong path of plunder, self-indulgence, and complete hypocrisy. I watched the unbelievable nastiness of their lies in the Kavanaugh confirmation, as I’m sure you did. The lengths they would go to in order to get their way was abominable! I hear them legislate death for new born babies who have survived abortions! I watch them preach for open borders, for giving away the rights of Americans to those who come illegally. I see the streets of the cities they run piled with homeless people living in squalor. And I hear their so-called progressive claims that they are more compassionate, more intelligent, more moral than conservatives. It is obvious that they are NONE of these things. They are the party that if given more power will spread their deadly bacteria, lead us into Socialism, and finally bring an end to America, the greatest nation on Earth. I cannot vote for anyone in such a contaminated political party. Can You?

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.
You cleanse the outside of cup and dish,
but inside they are full of plunder and self-indulgence.
Blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup,
so that the outside also may be clean.” –Matthew 23:26-27

We must pray for America. We must pray for life, for the family, for honesty in government, and in ourselves.

Don’t be part of the mindless herd by swallowing the muddied water of the far left socialist’s agenda.  YOU ARE NOT MEANT TO BE USED.

Throughout history there have been movements that have taken on the role of God, muddying the waters for the rest of us. These people see themselves as being in charge of all standards, standards they–not God–have created. Some people, especially those grasping for political office, appear to see themselves as set upon the earth distinctly for their own selfish purposes, using others to get there. They want to change our way of thinking. They want to control us, and our vote. The political and moral climate of our present America has spawned many people like this who want to change the moral and political mores of our country, and they are “not nice” in their attempt to do it. They do this by muddying the water, and encouraging us to drink it, twisting words in an attempt to fool us with their false rhetoric–i.e. LIES.

To mask their real motives, and to confuse Americans, the people following this playbook spout ‘nice-sounding’ but self-serving phrases such as “Love conquers Hate, etc. without applying the phrase to themselves. In other words, they are hypocrites. What they are really after are hateful things, such as abortion on demand, the dissipation of traditional marriage, the “give-away” of America through illegal immigration, and even the outrageous idea that a person can choose his or her sex. The confusion is being assisted by an undisciplined media, including most of Hollywood and some of the music industry, and even misguided theologians who we might expect to know better, yet they don’t appear to.

We should not be lead astray. We should not drink-in their lies.

Daily, everyone chooses between good and evil. It is our human nature. A mature person recognizes the signs of evil within himself, and attempts to re-attach to the good by seeking forgiveness and moving forward. Catholics call it the sacrament of Reconciliation or Confession. But when someone cannot/will not admit wrong-doing out of selfishness, a big problem exists for him or her. Instead of admitting they are doing wrong, and trying to fix it, they go overboard to make their wrong SEEM right. Exactly what is happening in our present America through the playbook of the left.

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.—Isaiah 5:20

It is important to realize that trickery is being used today by some people with intentionally selfish motives. Let’s think for ourselves, and not be led as a mindless herd led to tromp on our country’s real values by following the far left. We must use our common sense!

Most of all, we should realize that LOVE is not a word to throw around when it’s convenient to our own end result, but it is a word to live up to. Love is a an action that comes from our spirituality, not our physicality. Love is the all-encompassing standard created within us by God.

We are NOT part of a mind-less herd, and NOT just cattle at a trough to be used for convenience, or votes. We are divinely created human beings with a spiritual purpose set into us by God. Let’s always remember that, then stand up and act with courage.

I have been on this earth for quite a few years, more than I sometimes like to admit. And I have had much joy, happiness, and fulfillment. But these gifts cannot be taken for granted. There have been several times in my life when I thought my happy life might be completely over, times when every day seemed to work against me, when every night was filled with tears and worry. If we are human beings, all of us at one time or another will experience these feelings concerning something negative that has happened to us. How do we get through them?

Well, we don’t/can’t do it on our own. We may be the most powerful person around, but we are not powerful enough to change events that hit us out of the blue, events completely out of our hands, those truly crushing events that cause our hearts to beat wildly in our chests, shaking our very existence. We cannot change these sort of events. They just are. So, do we just lay down and take it? Is there any weapon in the arsenal of our humanity that can help us?

Oh yes! A very crucial one. And without it, we don’t survive. It is called HOPE. It does not come loudly. It does not come uninvited. And it does not come without two friends: strong FAITH and unselfish LOVE.

HOPE is not something we can buy, or that we create in ourselves. It comes only through God, our Creator, who loves us. HOPE is closely related to TRUST—that action that is often hard for us to do. Because to do it we have to let go of control, of trying to manipulate things ourselves. HOPE is when we look up, not down, because the spiritual part of our human nature is calling us to look at higher things.

To let go, to trust, to hope, are not things our society pushes today. We are supposed to be in control of our lives, to be strong, and maybe even to be gods ourselves. Of course, this is falsity, for there is only one God, and not one of us is Him. We will never be able to get rid of our misery and truly hope until we’ve accepted that.

So, if you are going through a trauma in your life, open yourself up to HOPE by returning to the God who made you, and sincerely ask for His gifts of strong Faith and unselfish Love. These are gifts He will never deny you.

God will never, never, never let us down if we have faith and put our trust in Him. –Mother Teresa