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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Lord of the Flies

Last week Senator Saxby Chambliss pointed out that hormones can have an impact upon human behavior (as if we were animals). He was roundly criticized by people of all political persuasions. This is the appalling state we have come to. “Political Correctness” that assumes we are gods has such a stranglehold on public affairs that the patently obvious cannot be mentioned without a firestorm of criticism and ridicule. I would like to offer Senator Chambliss a little consolation in the form of excepts from today's daily devotions. It is dedicated as well to all those who value truth above idealistic escapism, fantasy, and lies.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV).

Association with Jesus puts us in the company of healing, enlightenment, and unanticipated joys. But it also puts us in the place of betrayal, humiliation, and crucifixion. We must, if we are faithful to the Christian way, accept the one as readily as the other. (A Year with Jesus, Eugene Peterson, page 168).

We tend to think as we depart from the teachings of Christ, it affects only us. But Paul reminds us that we are part of a community and that everything we do affects someone else.... (Through the Year with Jimmy Carter, page 159).

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