I say it’s time for our country to ‘roar up’.
Time for us to become a nation of lions. Not liars. Lions!
Not assholes with guns. Not vigilantes with agendas. Not religious fools fooling ourselves and others that mistreating and allowing the mistreatment of others somehow serves and is pleasing and/or sanctioned by God. Or that it’s what Jesus would do!!??
Let’s all decide as a nation that we are done with feeling powerless to change the direction our leaders have taken us in their blatant, covert as well as right out loud pursuit and abuse of power at the expense of our, our childrens’ and our childrens’ childrens’ futures.
This is the moment in which we choose whether we use our free will to save humanity, or kick back and change the channel, hoping someone else – like Robert Mueller or Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren – will figure it all out, and dare nearly single-handedly to change the direction of our nation’s story.
Yeah. Free will.
God’s gift to humanity.
So we can keep allowing the evil to happen? So we can discern and single out the bad guys in a news story, or collectively shake our heads and point at a leader or leaders who betray “We the People” under the guise of democratic governance?
News flash: We are the evil! (See photo above)
Collectively, when we stand in recognition of the wrong being done, whether to the environment; immigrants and their children; the environment and all our natural resources not just now but in perpetuity; classes of our own citizenry being made into criminals due to skin color, economic level, mental health issues or genetic sexual orientation; asserting our military dominance for profit at the expense of citizens in other countries; environment being sold out from under us, and we do NOTHING to change our outcome or hold our leaders accountable, then we are the evil through complicity and non-action.
Yeah, we can wait for God to come back and fix it. After all, it’s been foretold for millennia!
Anybody ever consider that we got Revelation spelled out chapter and verse so we could maybe read the “road signs” and FIX IT OURSELVES?!
Free will. Just because it didnt come with a laundry list of instructions or conditions or “drop dead” date, doesn’t diminish or change our accountability for what we do – or don’t do – with it.
If it was all about waiting for God to fix everything by End Time, why give us free will to fix it ourselves? To make choices that honor His Creation and who we’ve become within it, and what we’ll allow to happen to it and all the nations and peoples He’s deigned to populate it with?
This is the best we can do? Really?! How embarrassing!
We’re given the keys to His House – not just a house, God’s House! – and we hang out in it, keep it looking okay for a number of millenia till our wants, desires and “smart” capabilities take over and nearly decimate the planet and its peoples.
All of a sudden, it’s all about competing social and political agendas, and who’s got the best and most profitable edge on technology and spyware, or the most entitled skin color or social class – or the biggest nuke.
Who’s gonna clean up the mess we made? Guess we’ll make it the Homeowner’s job!!!
Really, guys?! That’s the best God made us to be? Just a bunch of frat house, finger-pointing losers who were all in till it was time for the cleanup?
One more point on this topic of “all in”.
Our mission is to love all – period! Even those who would dismantle, destroy and dishonor His work for their own private gain and delusion of being gods themselves.
That doesn’t mean we continue to let those in leadership positions use and abuse us or God’s Creation.
It does mean that we all owe it to the Universe to call on our “inner lions” – ALL of us! – and stand against the current relentless level of assault on humanity – ALL humanity, not just the parts or tribes we approve of.
Reporting it isn’t enough! READING, WATCHING AND UNDERSTANDING THE NEWS ABOUT IT ISN’T ENOUGH! LETTING THE BRAVE FEW STAND FOR THE UNCOMMITTED MANY ISN’T ENOUGH!
ALL OF US NEED TO BE LIONS! TO ROAR AND BE HEARD TILL ALL INHUMANE ACTIONS AND AGENDAS CEASE. TILL ALL WORLD LEADERS HONOR THOSE THEY WERE APPOINTED TO SERVE WITH CHOICES THAT RESPECT AND PROTECT ALL OF GOD’S CREATION, NOT JUST THE “POPULAR” OR ALLEGED “RELIGIOUSLY APPROVED OF” PARTS.
Maybe it’ll still take till the Lord comes back to get things right again.
I say better to be in “cleanup mode” than standing around, pointing at the sky and comparing Biblical notes on if it’s End Time yet! Ya know?
C’mon, everybody. Let’s ROARRRRRRR already!