Thursday, May 21, 2009
Standing Up For What Is Right and True
I am convinced that only through selfless service will we be able to keep our nation free. We waste our time and energy when we focus on the deficiencies of our government and leaders by complaining, sending emails that degrade and humiliate, and spending numerous hours gossiping with friends. Complaining has never gotten us where we need to be nor will it ever further the cause of liberty in the future. It is an unmistakable misuse of our time.
We need to serve our families, community and nation. Service is the action word for love. I like to think of the compassionate bishop in Les Miserables who transforms the guilty and desperate Jean Valjean with a single service of love. His life is altered in such a way by that solitary act that he is compelled by some unseen power to give his life in service to the forlorn and neglected Cozette and others. Similarly, we can do as the bishop and be forgiving, kind, selfless in our ministrations and charitable. That alone has the power to change our nation.
Our decisions determine our liberty. We the people are not only the cause of our nation's problems, but WE ARE THE SOLUTION. "Will you join in our crusade, who will be strong and stand with me?", say the lyrics in the song from Les Mis called, Do You Hear The People Sing? I invite all of you to stand up for what is right by rolling up your sleeves and serving your spouse, your child, an elderly grandparent, a neighbor, a worthy community program etc. Together we can form a powerful band to spread peace and freedom.