Category Archives: 1st Amendment

What Do You Expect??

So parents responded to protect their children…

The schools and politicians won’t protect them. Creating gun free, target rich environments..

So……..

via Parents showed up at Idaho high school with AR-15s after it was placed on lockdown | Daily Mail Online

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Life of Service….

Life of Service

May 26

“For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me”(Matt 25:42-43).

Mother Theresa gave her life to a service to the needs of the poor in Calcutta, India. She reveals in the following what she believes every believer in Jesus is called to do:

“It is not enough for us to say: “I love God,” but I also have to love my neighbor. St. John says that you are a liar if you say you love God and you don’t love your neighbor. How can you love God whom you do not see, if you do not love your neighbor whom you see, whom you touch, with whom you live? And so it is very important for us to realize that love, to be true, has to hurt. I must be willing to give whatever it takes not to harm other people and, in fact, to do good to them. This requires that I be willing to give until it hurts. Otherwise, there is not true love in me and I bring injustice, not peace, to those around me.”

It hurt Jesus to love us. We have been created in His image for greater things, to love and to be loved. We must “put on Christ” as Scripture tells us. And so, we have been created to love as He loves us. Jesus makes Himself the hungry one, the naked one, the homeless one, the unwanted one, and He says, “You did it to Me.” On the last day He will say to those on His right, “whatever you did to the least of these, you did to Me, and He will also say to those on His left, whatever you neglected to do for the least of these, you neglected to do it for Me.”

When He was dying on the Cross, Jesus said, “I thirst.” Jesus is thirsting for our love, and this is the thirst of everyone, poor and rich alike. We all thirst for the love of others that they go out of their way to avoid harming us and to do good to us. This is the meaning of true love, to give until it hurts.”

How might her words encourage you to do things differently?

via Today God is First Daily Devotional, Os Hillman, Work, Christian Business Leaders

The hour of decision…..

May 26
The hour of decision
For reading & meditation: 2 Corinthians 6
“I tell you, now is the time of God’s favour, now is the day of salvation.” (v.2)
Listen to Jesus as He receives the news that the Greeks have come to interview Him: “Now is my heart troubled ‘” (John 12:27). The Greek word used here for “troubled” is tarasso, which implies extreme agitation. And well might He be troubled, for being human as well as divine, our Lord would have felt as keenly as you and I the horror of impending death. Some of us are not troubled at this point because we fall in with the spirit of the age, and choose acceptance rather than rejection – the plaudits of men rather than the nails of a cross. We are afraid to die, and thus live on to experience only shallowness. Again our Lord cries: “And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’ ” (John 12:27). Would He ask to be excused, from paying the supreme price? Some of us may be asking that at this very moment. We are asking to be “saved from this hour”. Listen to how Jesus meets this moment: “No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour” (John 12:27). Can you see what He is saying? “All the ages have matched me against this moment, all the yearnings of men have brought me face to face with this crisis. I cannot fail now, for I would fail both God and them.” Can you sense in your own heart right now that God has been working to bring you to this crisis point? For some of you, particularly those of you who have not yet fully surrendered your lives to God’s purposes, this is a moment of destiny. Someone has brought you to this hour – that Someone is God.

Prayer:
O Father, what can I say? I feel a struggle going on inside me – the struggle concerning who is to be my soul’s rightful Lord. Help me to make the final surrender. I do it now, fully and finally. In Jesus’ worthy and wonderful Name. Amen.

For further study:
Acts 26; Psalms 32:6; Deuteronomy 30:19
1. What was Agrippa’s response to the challenge?
2. How will you respond to God’s challenge?

via Everyday Light Daily Devotional from Selwyn Hughes, Christian Bible Devotions

Gun News ..

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What? Is This For Real??

DEADLY assault rifle-style crossbows are available on high streets and online without any need for a licence or background checks. Today the Daily Express launches a crusade calling on the Government to crack down on the sale of the potentially lethal weapons which can be bought without having to give details of identity or a reason for their use.

500 yards??

The terrifying weapon, bought in Leeds, is capable of hitting a target with its aluminium-pointed bolts at 500 yards.

These people have completely lost it…

Bubble wrap them all…

via Deadly crossbows sold on High Street without need for a licence | UK | News | Express.co.uk