Based on news from the internet, I read today that Black Friday Sales were up 11%, including over the weekend sales compared to Thanksgiving weekend last year. At the bottom of the page, I noticed another link to interesting news concerning Black Friday and Thanksgiving sales – it reported that sales were down 6.2% since last year. Which is right? Surely not both – it’s got to be one or the other!
Of course, the information was based on news reports, earnings, and sales figures from a variety of sources – none of which can be relied upon for truth.
Seems that the same thing happens if you ask people for the truth about politics or even religion.
Every seems to have an opinion, and I guess it’s ok, because we have this thing in America called “free speech” (at least until some emperor takes it away).
I’m not here to say that sales were up or down – I don’t know. I know I spent about the same as last year during the T-giving weekend.
I’m not here to say anything about politics, although I’d be happy to kick all of our politicians out of office and start over.
But I am here to say what Christ has done in my life. People can say what they want about religious leaders – they have that right. But I’m here to say that My God is alive, My God saved me, and My God continues to touch people’s lives every day.
My God doesn’t require you to bow down at certain times. He doesn’t require you to kill others. He doesn’t require you to do pretty much anything, except the same thing He did and does today. He requires you to love your brother as yourself, and to love Him above all.
That’s a pretty simple concept. “Do what I do” – how many other god’s ask for that?
You know – if we only had two laws in life, and everyone obeyed them – life would be grand!
1) Love God
2) Love others
You see – if you love others, you won’t take their stuff, you won’t kill them, you won’t cheat on them, you’d obey your parents….
And for government laws: you wouldn’t speed (i.e. drive out of control – because you wouldn’t want to hurt others), you won’t cheat on your taxes (because taxes really are for the good of everyone – it’s just people have ruined them – because they don’t love others), etc….
Moral of the story? You tell me!