Prayers for all Occasions, Needs, and Intentions
THIS WILL MAKE US THINK
"Do you remember when?"
light of the recent shootings in Massachusetts and California, let's see,
I think it started when Madeline Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body
was found recently) complained she didn't want any prayer in our schools,
and we said OK.
someone said you better not read the Bible in school... the Bible that
says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as
yourself. And we said, OK.
Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide) and we said, an expert should know what he's talking about so we said OK, we won't spank them anymore.
Then someone said teachers and principals better not discipline our children when they misbehave. And the school administrators said no faculty member in this school better touch a student when they misbehave because we don't want any bad publicity, and we surely don't want to be sued. (There's a big difference between disciplining and touching, beating, smacking, humiliating, kicking, etc.) And we accepted their reasoning.
someone said, let's let our daughters have abortions if they want, and
they won't even have to tell their parents. And we said that's a grand
some wise school board member said, since boys will be boys and they are
going to do it anyway, let's give our sons all the condoms they want, so
they can have all the fun they desire, and we won't have to tell their
parents they got them at school. And we said that's another great idea.
some of our top elected officials said it doesn't matter what we do in
private as long as we do our jobs. And agreeing with them, we said it
doesn't matter to me what anyone, including the President, does in private
as long as I have a job and the economy is good.
the entertainment industry said, let's make TV shows and movies that
promote profanity, violence, and illicit sex. And let's record music that
encourages rape, drugs, murder, suicide, and satanic themes. And we said
it's just entertainment, it has no adverse effect, and nobody takes it
seriously anyway, so go right ahead.
we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't
know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their
classmates and themselves.
Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with "WE REAP WHAT WE SOW."
God, Why didn't you save the little girl in Michigan? "
AND THE REPLY
Concerned Student, I am not allowed in schools."
Are you laughing?
it on if you think it has merit! If not then just discard it...no one will
know that you did, for sure. But, if you discard this thought process,
then don't sit back and complain about what a bad shape the world is
in...I sent it to everyone on my list.
People's hearts are tender right now due to the tragic events that have taken place these past few days in NY and Washington DC.
Lets make a difference.
"Friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly."