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Faith & Love, Take 1 (Day 16)

5 Jul

Over the Holiday weekend I frequented a Catholic church that is one of many that I have went to over the years.  I watched as these wonderful people gathered, shook hands, bode each other good wishes, shared in the sacraments, and continued on their journey for the rest of the week.  It was magical.
What is so neat about people going to church?  Have you ever really contemplated faith?  In the Bible it talks about having faith the size of a mustard seed – which is puny – but think about how much power that really has behind it.  You see, faith is an all or nothing thing – if you want to have faith, then you just can’t have any fear.  Worrying is human, however, if you really want to fight the negativity – then you can’t worry, you “gotta have faith”.

My observance of people, including those who are close to me, also leads me to believe that most people are loving, giving, and caring souls.  Driving down the Interstate every day may make one think otherwise.  However, there truly are more “good people” than bad – and it is love and forgiveness that helps us move forward in a proactive and positive light.

If you attend a church or if you don’t – try to reach out to your neighbors and get to know them – more and more we are secluding ourselves and sitting in front of a television set – this is unhealthy and not doing anything great for our communities and country.  Engage with people – you may be surprised about what experiences you are missing out on.

 

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A Little Thing Called FAITH

30 Apr

Another opportunity to watch Glenn Beck – with David Barton (WallBuilders) and Ira Stoll (Author of “A Life”) – leads to inspirational thoughts for lovers of liberty.

How in the world did I major in Political Science and not know more about my own country? A closer look at the “Father of the American Revolution”, Samuel Adams, will lead you to see how far away from our founding principles we are – as individuals, communities, and a country.

As the American Revolution was taking place, there were many instances when these brave folks fighting for liberty questioned what they were doing.  There was even dissent from people in this country (people who did not want to be “free”), and there were many battles lost before having any chance at succeeding.

However, these people had faith.  They believed that the plight of liberty and of INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, and that these superseded their own well-being.  They were willing to sacrifice their lives for their liberty and the liberty of future citizens.

If we could go back, if we could take back our representatives and our country, we could likely simplify the mecca of  bureaucracy that is leading to our enslavement to a political and economic system that will no longer allow for individuals to act for themselves in a market that is free.

And what should we do?  We have many battles that we are all fighting, in our own lives, professions, and communities.  We must keep questioning, fighting, and standing up for the principles this country was built upon.  And really, to do this effectively, one must have faith.  It is all we have at the end of the day.

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– Tisha Casida