Human Value

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Sep 242011
 

I overheard a conversation that was rather sad today.  One young man was lamenting to another that his ex-girlfriend was pregnant, and that there was a possibility that he was the father.  He continued on to declare that she needed to get an abortion because he didn’t have the time and the pregnancy would negatively impact his life.  Another young man (who was ostensibly a friend or at least good acquaintance of the first) objected to that.  Unfortunately, he continued on to say, “…it’s just a kid…” as though there was no real consequence to bringing a child into the world. 

Neither one of these young men were on track.  The first was completely selfish, placing his personal life above the life of an unborn child.  The second was equally wrong.  He failed to recognize the gravity of bringing up a child.

The conversation was a very sad reflection on the value that people are placing on human life these days.  One was more comfortable with the idea of killing an unborn child than he was with facing up to his responsibility for his actions.  This seems to be a common theme that the world puts forth.  The other had no idea how serious parenting is.  Although the world would have us believe that it’s fine to be a single parent and that divorce is perfectly acceptable and that your personal happiness is more important than your responsibilities, it’s simply not true.  The lack of a parent significantly impacts a child and stays with them into adulthood.  Our society’s failure to address parenting and the family can be seen in many of our societal ills today.

That’s my thought for today. 

Later Days!!!

Christian friends

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Sep 212011
 

I just had a great conversation with a friend and co-worker.  We both share the same faith and we were talking about the state of the Church, being involved in church, and things like that. 

What struck me and inspired  this post is how nice it was to talk and discuss things with someone who shares my faith.  It was good to be able to profess the power of Christ without instantly having to defend or explain it.  Even when we reached issues that we disagreed upon, we still shared the same common core beliefs and were able to discuss those issues from that standpoint.  The conversation was so much better than the conversation/argument that another co-worker started over whether Christmas is a pagan holiday.  Incidentally, whether the date is an amalgamation on  the part of the Roman empire or not, we Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, definitely a Christian event.

I believe this is why Paul professed that it is good to congregate with other believers.  This is why church is important.  It’s not because we have to go to a special building to worship God, but so we can spend time being revitalized and refreshed in our beliefs by other believers.  The world will wear us down and erode our beliefs if we’re not careful.  There is also the thought of remembering the Sabbath and keeping it holy.  But that’s another post for another day.  

So, that’s my thought for today.

Later Days!!!

Junk is junk

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Sep 062011
 

One man’s junk is not necessarily another man’s treasure.  Sometimes one man’s junk is junk.  If you have something that you don’t want, and you offer it to someone else, don’t get offended when they don’t want it either.  That’s just silly.  Offloading your trash onto someone else is not a great act of altruism and generosity.  It’s offloading your trash on someone else.  Think about the message you’re sending.

“This isn’t good enough for me, but it’s certainly good enough for you.”

Really?

There’s nothing wrong with offering something that you don’t want anymore to someone else.  Half my house is furnished this way.  But if they don’t want it, don’t get offended, just get rid of it some other way.

Later Days!!!