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Spoiled People

July 11, 2012

Who is spoiled? Me? You? The Whole United States?

(Caution, some hard topics ahead)

All the above if we compare ourselves much of the rest of the world. I haven’t had the opportunity to visit any third world countries but I know of their living conditions and support many folks that travel or minister in some way to those without the technological advances that we enjoy. Many people of the world don’t have enough clean water to drink. Nearly, if not over, a million people on this planet die each year of malaria. Three to five million people suffer from cholera every year and typically 120 thousand or more of those won’t survive. Do you realized that 39% of the people in this world have dirt floors in their homes and no electricity or running water?

Who are we as Americans to think that we are above others because we have nicer things? Who are we to believe we deserve all this stuff? Who are we to think that just because we have it so good that it will always be this good?

Who are we, just because our political experiment has made it this far, to think that we deserve to have it all good and not struggle like many do around this planet? Who are we to think that because we have religious freedom it will always be that way? Who are we to believe that just because our Founding Father warned us over and over again about how delicate freedom is versus tyranny that we don’t have to stand up for our rights? Who are we to think we won’t reap what we sow when we kill 1.2 million unborn children every year? Who are we to actually believe that the television, radio and paper news outlets, owned by some of the wealthiest people in the world, are really telling us everything new?

Just Asking?

No Fear! Be Blessed!

(I’ll be nicer tomorrow. Promise!)