The Parade Magazine, May 20, 2018, had a cover story featuring the favorite book reads of women they consider important in American life: four actresses. They also included a PBS personality. They carefully avoided mentioning the books of Joyce Meyer, Terri Blackstock, Janette Oke, Sarah Young or Stormie Omartian and books considered essential to a person’s well-being.
Parade considers only Hollywood types, and their assorted ilk, as worthy models of authority and behavior. They would never consider Franklin Graham, Tony Perkins or Mike Pense as leaders with worthwhile persuasions. And Jesus? The Greatest of all; the Savior from sin; the Lord of every day; the Judge of every single person ever to live—including the women Parade considers above reproach? No, no time for Jesus; no respect for Jesus; no concern for anything he said.
Except as examples of belief and behavior we abhor, because it blasphemes Jesus, we never mention such people. Christians consider contemptible all wealthy, influential personalities and celebrities who hold Jesus in contempt. His example we follow; to it we devote ourselves. Before none other will we bow. To none other will we commit a moment’s time.
Yesterday, Thursday on June 21, Summer began. The longest day of the year. One of the longest waits in my life. Nearly 5 hours at DMV—the most broken of all government bureaucracies. Just to get the right to drive Californian streets and freeways. Does it make sense? You wait 4 ½ hours--wait now...standing around...passing the time...talking with others equally immobilized by government. Then, after 4 ½ hours, you take a computer test that took 3-4 minutes! Does that make sense to anyone but a government employee? And I heard one of them complain over the DMV’s procedures. He also said only the people can change them. The DMV won’t listen to their employees.
Then there’s illegal immigration into America. Illegal, understand...outside the law, understand...breaking the law, understand. And liberals think America should welcome people who flout the law—when even law-abiding immigrants bitterly criticize those who ignore regulations just so they can flee poverty-stricken countries.
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Which leads to a last thing that make no sense. Why should America be the country that serves as an excuse for Mexico and nations farther south NOT to make changes in government policies to keep people there? The Roman Catholic Church is the enemy of its people. They callously allow the leaders of their nations to keep most of the money in the oligarchy, including the church curia! Because the Catholic Church won’t make changes to improve the daily life of its people, is America obligated to protect the Church from its own wickedness? Does that make sense to any but a liberal Democrat, Mexican aristocrats and the Roman Catholic hierarchy?