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reversing all my policies

I cannot help wondering how many other folks have become ashamed, embarrassed, and dare I say…sickened over how the religious right have stolen and smeared the mantle of evangelism.

the begging Jesus

"Jesus Panhandling" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

When the church has been stolen by the religious right it is no longer the place of love that Jesus created. If you feel stolen is too strong a word, I will settle for co-opted.

Many who Jesus died for, and loves the most, are being mocked, excluded, vilified, and intentionally made to feel unwanted and unwelcome. This has to break God’s heart.

When the least of these are not welcome, Jesus is being excluded as well. When we close our doors to them, we close our door to God.

The gulf between the poor (the marginalized, the hungry, the stranger, the immigrant, those who are different than us in any way) and us is actually the gulf between us and God. It’s time to help Jesus get His church back.  It’s supposed to be a place of love and acceptance, not a place of hate.

Why?

Henry Ford...Definitely had his faults, but had it right on utilizing renewables, instead of stripping our planet of non-renewables.

The biggest danger from commercially growing and using hemp is that it might seriously harm the profits of the big oil and big pharma companies. And we certainly cannot allow that, can we?  Saving our planet isn’t worth upsetting the wealthy.

making paper: hemp vs. trees

I am willing to bet I use far more paper than the average citizen…it’s part of the perils of being a life-long writer. Recognizing that fact, I want to go on record that I would be overjoyed to use only paper made from hemp.

Doesn’t it behoove all of us to do whatever possible to help conserve our precious natural resources? Use more hemp and let the trees do what they do best…like keeping us alive.

just a little reminder…

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We don’t feed people to change their point of view. We don’t feed people to proselytize them. We don’t feed people “so they can be saved.” Feeding people is not a strategy for evangelism.

We feed people because they are hungry. We feed people because we follow the example of our Lord. We feed people to demonstrate God’s love to a hurting  world.

We feed people because we want to be faithful disciples. We do not feed the hungry to get another notch on our Bibles.