There are so many things that people are involved in, protesting against abortion, writing petitions against this bill or that bill, parental rights, or many other such "good" things. <p> I say "good" because to me, that is the easy way out! We take the time to protest abortion, but have you gotten close enough to some of the women in your church to know if they have considered abortion? You sign petitions for parental rights, yet when the young mom in your church is overwhelmed with her children and timidly asks you for help babysitting….do you hesitate because you know they can be a handful? Yet, you wonder why she did not sign your petition, because she thinks she may get more help from the UN than the local church or so it seems……<p>
I would encourage you today, instead of attacking the big issues and looking for your answers in things that simply sound good, but put your words into actions. You can sign your petitions and protest abortions, but get down to the local pregnancy center and volunteer at the Teen MOPS group. Take time to go to the ladies gatherings in your church, while it may not sound important, it is those relationships that build the church, not all the talk. <p> I was blessed to be a part of a bible study group that brought me closer to God than any church services. Why? Because they were honest with one another, we were committed to the bible study group, it was not something we knocked off the list every time something else came up and we took the time to really care about each other. If someone was struggling with something, marriage problems, emotional issues, we knew, because we took the time. <p> Instead of focusing on the issues, maybe get to the root of the issue. We are so self focused, we cannot take time to care often. We say we care, and then we turn around and show with our actions we really do not. <p> The next time when someone says something about how they cannot handle more children, instead of marching into a diatribe about how birth control is wrong and all your beliefs (which I have nothing against, by the way), but stop instead and look below the surface why they may be in the place they are and how you can help to make things better, instead of using words. <p> So to end this…..we can remember that song on "My Fair Lady"
"Show Me" <p>
"Never Do I Ever Want To Hear Another Word.
There Isn’t One
I Haven’t Heard.
Here We Are Together In What Ought To Be A Dream;
Say One More Word And