This short video, Life’s Drama, reminded me of my friend who sees over a hundred patients a week for medical care. He said we are dealing with a growing population who are prone to say, “It’s not my fault–I don’t want to feel anything–you owe me.” This six minute video addresses the “It’s not may fault” mentality that surfaces in all of us at times.
The article, ‘We Are Buying the Lie That Feelings Trump All Else’: Christian NFL Star Reflects on ‘Bathroom Bill,’ addresses the idea of our society living by feelings rather than divine principles,
and the results if we continue to do so. This professional athlete, Ben Watson, gives some logical insights. I appreciate his stand for truth and decency.
The Lord’s invitation to His covenant people is to be “peculiar… above all the nations that are upon the earth” (Deuteronomy 14:2). Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have recently spent the last two weeks addressing how members of the Church can be peculiar, above all the nations of the earth. Two specifically addressed the refugee crisis. (See Linda K. Burton and Elder Patrick Kearon.)
There seems to be a blending of two major, but distinct issues. It may be helpful to separate the issues of illegal immigration and the refugee crisis. Nations have the right and obligation to protect their sovereignty. Citizens’ social, economic, and physical well-being should be of utmost concern to leaders of nations. I realize that many in the political sphere are concerned about the sovereignty of the United States. I’m all for reasonably securing our borders and welcoming individuals through accountability.
But the humanitarian concerns should bluntly remind all of us that the Kingdom of God on earth has no geographical boundaries. If there are 60 million refugees in the world and half of them are children, we ought to seriously consider why a mother or a father would undertake to leave their motherland in dire circumstances without any guarantee they, or their children, will survive. Continue reading