Friday, May 05, 2006
Prayer and pocket change
are all this regime offers to the people Christ, Elijah, Ezekiel, Isaiah and many other biblical prophets spoke about.
From the site:
Today, 3.5 million Americans have no place to call home. end quote.
The great news is that this year President Bush proposed in his budget to increase funding for homeless assistance programs by $174 million. Now it's up to Congress to make that happen-and up to us to make sure they do. end quote.
Unfortunately, the Bush Administration and Congress have targeted these programs for severe funding cuts that will jeopardize affordable housing support for tens of thousands of people. What's more, Congress and the Administration are pushing proposals to devastate the Section 8 Housing Voucher program. We know we can stop these cuts and make sure Congress strengthens the affordable housing programs, but we need to mobilize public support. end quote.
So we give a little money, and destroy all institutional recourse these individuals have; there's compassionate conservatism certainly.
Since today is the national day of prayer for our state religion, let us hear the words of the king:
"In the stillness and peace of prayer we surrender our will to God's will, and we learn to serve His eternal purposes. By opening ourselves to God's priorities, our hearts are stirred and we are inspired to action -- to feed the hungry, to reach out to the poor, to bring aid to a widow or to an orphan or to the less fortunate." GW Bush
There is no stillness in Iraq and Afghanistan, where we have brought only chaos.
There is no stillness in the prisons in Eastern Europe, Guantanamo and everywhere else we torture, maim and murder people.
That voice in your head to which you have surrendered could just as easily be your own ambition. It is hard to distinguish between one's idea of God, and one's idea of earthly greatness because the earth, the world, is our only point of reference. So when you hear glory, don't visualize.
After all, the Bible tells us that these people, those who have little or nothing now to possess or hope for, are the heirs to God's glory, and the unregenerate wealthy are the heirs to eternal torment. Let Bush and his family and their friends pray about that.