Thursday, January 29, 2009

When a good nation goes bad

People wanted a lucrative agrarian economy, so they kept overhead down by defining others as less than human. This justified SLAVERY.

People wanted land and resources, so they broke treaties by defining others as less than human. This justified the DESTRUCTION OF NATIVE AMERICAN LIFE.

People want sex without relationship and responsibility, so they ignore the scientific evidence and define others as less than human. This justifies ABORTION.

You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. James 4:2


Georgia said...

This is one of your most powerful posts, Fr. Tim.

Thank you.

Perpetua said...

When I was younger, I used to wonder about the 10th commandment. All the others were specific actions to do or avoid doing. But not to covet, that was about trying to change how you feel.

But now I think I do understand. It is the wanting, the desire to have what is not rightfully ours to have, that gets us into trouble.