Summary: We celebrate Thanksgiving, but do we live it?
Today would be a wonderful day for Americans to take stock of themselves and just count their blessings and then shut up. We are the whiniest bunch of louts to be found. Our poorest are richer than a great many people in the world for indeed I know of very few places in the world where the poor are fat and suffering from the ailments that go with that.
While our minorities may not get all they should or think they should I can take you places where the minorities are happy they got to wake up and are never sure they will make it through the day without being beaten, imprisoned, raped or killed just because they are a minority.
Most of us have more than we know what to do with so we build storage buildings or pay for a building to store our excess that we may have never seen for five years eyt tomorrow will be an insane dash to get more stuff for those who really need nothing. I have gotten to where I really do not need or want much and getting rid of things to my life simpler as well as my kids so they will not have as much stuff to get rid of when I keel over.
Yes, indeed are so much to whine about here. Can we just man up and bow the knee to God and say thank you and be content? What a change in the country and maybe even the world if we just got to the place we are exhorted to be by Paul.
1 Tim 6:3-11
3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. KJV