Consider this a commercial break, or rather a public service announcement, from the full life series.
I get a little bummed about not seeing a movie in a theatre since 2010- January 2010.
I get a little worried about the state of the economy, both personal, national, and international.
But I have food and water and shelter and so much more. And there is a world that doesn't. Right now - this very moment.
JoAnn and Emily both reminded me I have a responsibility. Plus, I've been reading James for a couple of weeks now (Kay-Arthur-inductive-Bible-study-method-style), but tonight I looked up a certain passage in The Message. It puts it right there in your face. Or at least mine.
"Dear friends, do you think you'll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything? Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person really has it? For instance, you come upon an old friend dressed in rags... and half-starved and say, "Good morning, friend! Be clothed in Christ! Be filled with the Holy Spirit!" and walk off without providing so much as a coat or a cup of soup—where does that get you? Isn't it obvious that God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense." James 2:14-17
I believe the Church has a responsibility. I believe in small government because people should be moved to help others rather than coerced. There's nothing worse than a "fiscally conservative Christian" who ignores the needs of the world around him/her. So I better put my money where my mouth is from both my faith-based standpoints and my political ones, too.