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.
I pray that we come to realize this sooner rather than later. More love, more understanding and more compassion will make our world a far better and a far safer place.
We can put our trust in more weapons and larger military budgets in the futile hope of security, but the reality is that until we develop true community we will never have the peace we long for so desperately.
All of us are fearful of losing what we have. Once we realize that letting go of this fear frees us to live more fully and openly we can begin moving toward become more loving and peaceful as individuals and as a society..
All this, plus a bloated military budget that is larger than the next five highest countries combined. Surely there are others who agree that we need a serious readjustment of our priorities.
It is starting to remind me of Egypt before the exodus. Where is Moses when you need him?
How is this allowable in the richest, most affluent nation in the history of the world?
The United States spends more on our defense budget than the next five countries combined, but but we cannot insure that kids in our country go to bed with a full stomach. We should all be as angry as we are ashamed.
Am I the only one who feels we have our national priorities wrong?
We might be able to defend our borders and increase our military footprint around the globe, but it is obvious we cannot defend any claim to being moral, or to being just. Such claims are just as spurious as calling ourselves Christian.
There’s a big difference between being powerful and being good. It’s much like the difference between patriotism and faithfulness