I’ve been sitting on this blog for a while. Actually I’ve been stewing on it for a while, so for my sanity, I’ve carved out some time to sit and type.
I LOVE Starbucks! I spend way too much money there but luckily my addiction has been funded by gift cards from family and friends, so keep them coming, thanks! I could care less that the cups this year don’t say Merry Christmas. The stink that people are making about this blows my mind. If you want your cup to say Merry Christmas write it on there yourself. #ProblemSolved
Why are Christians expecting a non-Christian company to act like a Christian company? Why are people so quick to complain and all of a sudden start acting all holy? I bet most of you didn’t even care that the cup said Merry Christmas, but as soon as it didn’t, all hell broke loose. My opinion, and this is harsh, is because it’s easier to complain and do nothing than to actually get out there and do something. Something that matters.
Lets stop complaining and start loving. Lets stop complaining about the government and how politicians are “taking God out of everything” and lets start living like God is part of us. I don’t care if schools aren’t allowed to start football games with a public prayer. The majority of the people at the foot ball games aren’t praying anyway, they’re planning the celebratory after party. Politicians can’t keep you from praying. If you take time to read your Bible, worship God, learn from Jesus and actually do what He says, politicians can’t stop you. They can’t take Jesus out of your heart. Lets stop looking towards the White House to spiritually lead this country; lets look towards Jesus.
All of you people out there “publicly making a stand on FaceBook” about this red cup issue, politics, gays, gun control or whatever, do you even care that last year in the state of Texas over 30,000 kids were placed in Foster Care? Do you care that over 27 million people are enslaved in human trafficking? Do you care that over 453,000 kids die each year due to malaria and that malaria is totally preventable? If you do, I am grateful for your heart. But if you don’t, lets open our eyes to things of this world that actually matter, like people.
Lets stop living like the Pharisees who were so quick to say the right prayers in public but were secretly plotting to kill Jesus. Lets quit being quick to point out everyone else’s indiscretions and ignore our own. Lets start living like Jesus. Jesus saved the world. He did this NOT FROM A GOLDEN, CUSHY THRONE, He did it from the trenches loving the leper, the prostitute, the tax collector, the children, the man who betrayed Him and the men who killed Him.
80% of 18-22 year olds leave the church once they are out of their parent’s house. Lets stop teaching our kids to go to church because “that is the rule if you live under this roof.” Instead, lets fall in love with Jesus so our kids see Jesus in action and they fall in love with Him too. Lets show our kids how to love unconditionally. Let our kids see us feed and cloth the homeless instead of making snide comments and ignoring them. Let our kids see us sponsoring children in third world countries instead of ignoring them because they are on the other side of the world. Let our kids see us spending our money on clothes, diapers and toys for the local women and children’s shelter instead of wasting that money on the new iProduct.
If we want this country to change it starts with us. Lets not prove we are Christians by walking around in our Mercy Me t-shirts saying Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays and then getting into our car with the fish sticker on the back. Instead, lets invite Jesus into our hearts and allow Him to lead our actions. Lets channel all our righteous anger towards making lives better that way we are too busy to complain.
Ok, getting off my soap box now.
Thanks for allowing me to share my world with you…welcome to my brain.