Tuesday, December 14, 2010

As Brothers and Sisters, Christian or Not


Galatians 6:2:

"Carry each other's burdens, and in this way, you'll follow the way of Christ."

This is my Christian verse, my way of life.

God bless, and thank you, Lord Jesus.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Money Makes People Selfish


I remember my fiance telling me when she was at the mall, a woman sat next to her. She had just bought 3 iPads, and she was giving her 16 year-old daughter 80 dollars to spend.

I bet none of them never even give a first thought as to what many others around the world are going through. Some of us (like me and my family) are losing their houses, or at least are in danger of losing their homes. Some are living in cars suffering in the winter cold with barely nothing, and the homeless shelters are filled past capacity, and many more still need help. Many don't even eat every day.

And yet, many others are spending like crazy on iPads and tons of clothes they probably won't wear after a day or week or so, and it'll just end up in their closets like my mom's millions of crap is.

Does any of it even make you happy? Can money bring you hapiness? It doesn't even smell nice (literally). Do all these material posessions fill the whole in your lives? Instead of trying to cover up your sadness with money and material posessions, why not use it to help those who actually need it for food and a home and medical help and everything?

And as for the government, you're pretty much also to blame with your own greed, as well as your corruption. Why not forget those expensive trips and vacations and help out your country or other countries?

Humanity has been disgusting me.

Broken


What happened to you? You used to be so full of life and passion, even in your 60's as a Reading professor at college. You used to rant about America and how the country you fought for during the Vietnam era was nothing but corrupt pieces of crap. You just used to let it all out, no matter what.

Now when I see you walking up those stairs and walking through campus, you look dead to me, drained of your passion. Your head and facial hair went from white to black, like your heart. Not that you've become mean, but like your soul was replaced with a different energy. Is it the students you've been getting? Are they ruining your faith in the future of America? Or did you do something to get you to lose your teaching job? What happened? What's your story?

I miss ya, man. Even your political rants.