Something that exists as a distinct, independent, or self contained unit.
Lately it seems I have to be constantly reminding myself that I make up my own entities... The Government, The State, The Law, Big Banks, The Church. Even giving some of them a face-
Yes these are titles but often I forget that they are made up of a group of people. Most who started out wanting to make a difference for man kind.
They are humans. They eat breakfast. Most have families, and I guarantee they wipe their butts like I do.
We are fighting a battle. A Spiritual war is ongoing. Oh how the enemy relishes when we fight each other.
For we wrestle not against flesh & blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Last week I spent way to much time defending my Christmas tree. A few days later it was the Americanized church.
2 Timothy 2:23-24 Don't have anything to do with foolish & stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
I am sinner, Jesus says all have sinned. Most people wake up in the morning, and the first thought isn't how they can make someone's life a mess. Pastors fail. Family members fall short. Politicians give into temptation. One thing remains the same, shame looks the same on everyone.
We are lost..
continuing to fail..
The more hate I see spewed on the internet, the more my heart aches for life. Republicans, Democrats, Liberals, Conservatives, Atheists, Christians = H.U.M.A.N.S.
I stand strong in what I think is best. I point fingers at who is doing it wrong. Am I more concerned with making MY point? When I feel my anger & pride rising I wish I would remember I am not perfect, nor will I ever be. Is being right on my issue what is truly "important"?
Mark 12:31 The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these.
If I want to be a true disciple for Jesus, then I need to check my self righteous intentions at the door. This is my struggle...