Monday, December 28, 2009

Not usually one to politick

But I read this in the online paper last week and it struck a chord:

"I don't know how Sen. Jesus would vote on health care. I don't think he is a socialist, a free-market capitalist, a Democrat, a liberal, or in the case of prosperity Gospel adherents--a Ponzi-sheme artist. I don't think Jesus is for fewer taxes and smaller government, or more taxes and bigger government. People who claim other wise are creating God in their own image. These matters fall under the domain of Ceaser. Unfortunately, our version of Ceaser leaves much to be desired, as we have seen by the machinations in Congress. Need a vote? Give a bribe.

Republicans obsess over the fate of the unborn and the near-dead but seem much less concerned about those in between. Democrats will pay for it all with Medicare cuts everybody knows aren't coming. Both sides tell us we won't have to sacrifice when, in fact, I think we should be asked to sacrifice.

So my prayer is this simple: Dear God, by the time they are done, please let everyone who is sick in the upcoming decade see a doctor. And please have us pay cash.

For he will deliver the needy when he cries for help. The afflicted also, and him who has no helper.-Psalm 72:12"

--the article was written by Mike Thomas. The article appeared on Dec. 24th in the Orlando Sentinel.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009