Friday, April 22, 2011

N is for Nonsense

Before I take you on my small road trip here let me give you the definition that I'm using.

Nonsense...(from #5) "
anything of trifling importance or of little or no use."

How many of us have gotten caught up in the whole "golden calf" frame of mind? In order to love our families we must 'give them the best of everything.' How many have lost their family or friends chasing the "American Dream?" How many in the body of Christ have equated riches and fame with blessings from God?

Jesus said we can't serve God and money. Sometimes what God desires from us goes against monetary gain.

We sometimes defend our selfishness as some sort of "right."

I will let you know, I have just as much of a problem with people who think that they have a "right" to take from the rich to distribute to who they think deserve it. We are told that if we don't work we don't eat. But, we are also told to feed those who are hungry, clothe those who are naked, give drink to the thirsty. This is all a part of love. Jesus didn't tell us to take from some people to give to others. He basically wanted us, out of love for each other, to take care of each other.

Some people in politics like to think of themselves as Robin Hood. They think they are taking from the rich to give to the poor. What exactly did the legend known as Robin Hood do? He took from a oppressive over taxing government money taken from the people and gave it back to the people. Do I endorse stealing? No way.

I believe in helping others. It is what God wants. It's not the government's job. It's everyone of us in Christ's job. But, if we consider it our "Christian duty" then we are doing it for the wrong reason.

Love just does. Everything else is nonsense.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.
Eat cheesecake. Listen to Pink Floyd. Love Jesus above all. Everything else is nonsense.


Louisiana Belle said...

Glen, I agree. The role of government is not to get so entrenched in our daily lives that it ends up suffocating us. We have churches and charitable organizations to deal with the less fortunate. The government has become so oppressive and far-reaching and taking so much in the way of taxes that we have hardly anything left to give. Besides, if people have the mindset that government will take care of everything, it takes away our personal responsibility. Ugh. I hate the beast that government has become. It's insatiable, really.

DJ GlenMC said...

I could have elaborated on so much more, but time constraints and life keep me from writing more.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.
Cheesecake. Floyd. Love Jesus above all else.

Monti said...

Interesting. I like to believe people will want to take care of each other. It would be a much nicer world if that were always true!

Nice meeting you on A to Z.