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going to hell in a golf cart

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Even though he is now attempting to hide the amount of time he spends on the golf course, the BLOTUS has now racked up 75 days on the links since he took the oath of office. It is no wonder why our country is going to hell in a golf cart. Between tweeting and golf our racist, ego-maniacal occupant of the offal office has not time or energy left for anything but preening. If you doubt it, ask a friend in Puerto Rico.

it’s all about our priorities, isn’t it?

All one has to do to see what is important to a person is to look at their checkbook. We spend our money on what’s important to us, don’t we?

Our federal budget reflects the values of our nation. What is very clear is that the values reflected by our spending do no match up with the values of Christ. The way our government spends our money (and remember, the government does what we direct them to do), reflects the values of selfishness, greed and fear. And none of these are Christian values.

We can act as if we are disciples of Jesus Christ, but our checkbook says we talk better than we follow.

keep us busy, Lord

O Powerful Father,
Please make me a diligent worker in your Kingdom. Help me not to be lazy or selfish with my time, energy and money. You are a God of action and intervention in the problems and troubles of people. Help us to pattern our lives after your example and become involved in the struggles of our neighbors. Give us the heart to walk into difficult situations, and make a difference for hurting people. And make us fully aware of your presence with us at all times. We know that we are weak and ineffective on our own, Lord, but with your help and power behind us, we can move mountains in your service. Keep us busy in the joyful labors of mercy and justice.  Amen

a prayer taken from For They Shall Be Fed, edited by Ronald J. Sider.

keep us busy, Lord

O Powerful Father,

Please make me a diligent worker in your Kingdom.  Help me not to be lazy or selfish with my time, energy and money.  You are a God of action and intervention in the problems and troubles of people.  Help us to pattern our lives after your example and become involved in the struggles of our neighbors.  Give us the heart to walk into difficult situations and make a difference for hurting people.  And make us fully aware of your presence with us at all times.  We know that we are weak and ineffective on our own Lord, but with your help and power behind us, we can move mountains in your service.  Keep us busy in the joyful labors of mercy and justice. Amen.

A prayer from For They Shall Be Fed, edited by Ronald J Sider

in our own self-interest

In 1976, Shridath S. Ramphal, who was the Commonwealth Secretary-General of Guyana, wrote:

Each element of our current concerns–energy, population, the environment, food supply–confirms the interrelatedness of the human condition and the planetary convergence of our national destinies. It is not now so much the moral perception that we are our brother’s keeper, but the practical reality that each brother is our keeper. National self-interest demands an international restructuring that acknowledges the reality of our human condition.

Now, 33 years later, his words are even more true than when they were first penned. We will never end hunger until we understand and accept that we are one global community. Achieving a world without hunger requires nothing less.

Achieving genuine community will demand more of us than any other endeavor, but  it is surely worth the struggle. Our future depends on it.