Fight for the Children

Originally posted on Sweet Simple Living:

 

After Newtown and Boston I found myself getting more and more disgusted with all the gun violence in our country. I wanted to become involved in the fight for more gun control by reaching out to national and grassroots campaigns and contacting my state legislators. As I listened to the news and personal stories of victims, read blogs and Facebook pages, I decided to create my own Facebook page devoted to the gun control cause. I thought that posting and highlighting gun crime news in my area and around the nation could be a constant reminder why more gun control is so important and necessary. I also post other articles and photos but my main purpose is to post daily gun crime stories. This is my way of contributing to the cause and honoring victims of gun violence. 

Please visit my Facebook page here: How Many More Must Die? – Delaware Valley

or my Twitter…

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Fight for the Children

 

After Newtown and Boston I found myself getting more and more disgusted with all the gun violence in our country. I wanted to become involved in the fight for more gun control by reaching out to national and grassroots campaigns and contacting my state legislators. As I listened to the news and personal stories of victims, read blogs and Facebook pages, I decided to create my own Facebook page devoted to the gun control cause. I thought that posting and highlighting gun crime news in my area and around the nation could be a constant reminder why more gun control is so important and necessary. I also post other articles and photos but my main purpose is to post daily gun crime stories. This is my way of contributing to the cause and honoring victims of gun violence. 

Please visit my Facebook page here: How Many More Must Die? – Delaware Valley

or my Twitter account: @howmanymore3

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Just a thought

There was a time when southern preachers argued FOR slavery because it was God’s will, the same way people preach today AGAINST gay rights.

The same people preaching against gay marriage have pre-marital sex, commit adultery and get divorced, which according to the Bible are all sins. Hmmm. Jesus said, “He without sin cast the first stone.” He also said to love your neighbor as yourself. How will people know the love of Christ if we don’t show them?

Living the way God wants us to live is not found only in trying to fulfill the law. It is impossible to do anyway. This world and all of us in it are full of sin. But the way to live for God IS done by Loving One Another as God Loved Us. When we are IN HIS LOVE, then our lives on the outside match up with His Love that resides inside us.

Not all that far fetched

My thoughts exactly (and I have to use Colbert’s picture again):

Scared of these nuts says:
September 13, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Ask yourself what the Tea Party’s agenda is. The answer is genocide. They want anyone who cannot afford insurance to die. They want old people to die so they don’t have to fund SS. They want blacks to die because they are racist. They don’t want to help the low income in any way. They tell them to help themselves by getting a job but they don’t take into account that many people work low wage jobs that leave them without healthcare or enough to even pay their rent. They don’t care because they want you to die. If you aren’t rich enough to afford what they can afford you should die. Your life has no value unless you have money. Money, not Jesus is their God.
Yet they hide under the banner of Christianity. This folks, is the anti-christ.

From: http://mariopiperni.com/republican-madness/republicans-as-the-sociopathic-bully.php

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Love one another

It’s so easy to be a bully; to be full of anger and hate; to be intolerant and unforgiving; to blame others for (fill in the blank). But if we are followers of Christ, we ‘should’ be practicing what He preached:

…love one another as I have loved you.~John 15:12

…when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.~Matthew 25:45

If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much.~Matthew 5:46

With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness.~James 3:9

Instead, if your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.~Romans 12:20

Lord, help me to humble myself before You and put your teachings into practice. Amen.