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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I Have To Say This....


I like many are devastated by the tragedy in Japan... It is so very hard to imagine the destruction.. the lives lost.. the numbers of people who are without a home.. a bed... Every time I see videos or pictures of the damage I am in a state of awe... thinking how is this much damage possible?? It's crazy and I know the pictures do not show the complete picture... I believe the enormity cannot be comprehended without seeing it up close and personal much like the damage from Katrina... We knew it was awful from watching TV and photos- but when talking with people who were actually there - they will all agree it was beyond words.. beyond video.. beyond pictures....

We can all agree that what happened in Japan is horrible.. It was... With that said - I have to say this.... I am getting stinking tired of people trying to make others feel guilty for enjoying their lives in the midst of all of this !!!! Yes, there is some awful things going on in this world... No doubt. There is so much suffering.. loss.. devastation... There will always be people dying... children starving... earthquakes... hurricanes.. destroying... We live in an imperfect world.. We just do... I find it sad that the most vocal guilt-mongers are the ones who whine and complain and do NOTHING to help others... But they are the ones who tear you down when you buy a new car after saving forever... or an IPad because you want one... They have no idea how you save or spend your money... They have no idea what kind of Steward you are.... They will paint others with their own paintbrush believing that others are like them.... It makes their own guilt not feel so ugly.. because they are too busy pointing that finger.... So sad, isn't it?

I believe this: We are to love.. We are to give... We should be faith stewards of the money that we have been blessed to earn... We are not to seek glory when giving and helping others... We serve because that is what we are suppose to do... We love because we are suppose to love... No where in the Bible does it say -" seek your own glory... make sure you get noticed... announce to the people all your good deeds and accomplishments... " The Bible does say this: "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interest of others.." Philippians 2:3-4

Thank you for reading my rant - I believe there is NOTHING wrong with enjoying your money.. There is NOTHING wrong with enjoying your time and being happy that today you are in a good place... There's Nothing wrong with that! Okay I'm done... :)



11 comments:

  1. Thank you for this wonderful post! I have found it is the ones who seek the pat on the back are the ones who tear others down and make them feel guilty and that is just wrong. I 100% agree with you:0)

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  2. Greatly put!! I'm a new follower returning the love :D

    Just joined your hop too!

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  3. I'm a new follower from the blog hop. All I can say about this is Bravo!

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  4. Good job! Finances are such a personal thing. Donations are personal, as are the way people spend money. Yet people seem to feel they have the right to judge and insert themselves in other people's business. If people spent all that energy dealing with their own lives, they'd be much better off!

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  5. I can definitely relate to your rant. I actually work for a company that takes calls for the Red Cross and each day I am completely amazed by people's generosity!! It restores my faith in people in general!!

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  6. I adore these posts of yours, you seriously make your readers feel something and want to get cracking at making a difference. Your blog is incredible.

    Russo @ www.threegnomes.blogspot.com

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  7. You said so much here that makes sense. Good for you to share it here on the blog. When I see all that we do to help others here in this country, I am very proud to be an American.

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  8. Amen! You don't have to blow out my candle to make yours brigher is what I say!

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