What’s in it for ME?

What’s in it for ME?

That is the question of the hour, the day, and the reality of our present culture. Established contracts are killed, marriages are mutilated, and churches are crucified by the question of what I am going to get out of something, even at the expense of others. When I was a junior in High School, Janet Jackson quarreled with the question, “What have you done for me lately” and in a Presidential Town Hall debate, a college-aged woman rose to ask the then-candidate, George W Bush, what he would do for her if he were elected.

Suppose I were on stage that night and had been asked that question. In that case, I’d probably have responded with something along the lines of, “Well, I’m going to challenge you to take hold of every opportunity you have as an American citizen and get up and do something great.” I would have followed the call of JFK, who broadcasted in his Inaugural address, “Ask not what your country can do for you but ask what you can do for your country.”

That is what I would have said if I were on stage running for the Presidential gig that day. But honestly, who am I kidding? (more…)

Public Freedom

I got a link this morning from a friend to a video clip about a new flick that has just come out called, We Live in Public.  Feel free to check it out, but you might want to make sure you don’t have any kidos nearby.  Though the intent its creator, Josh Harris, was to make a “cautionary tale of what to expect as the virtual world inevitably takes control of our lives”, the video actually illustrated something else I’ve been saying for years.  I see one of two futures for America.  Either a Christ following revival and awakening or a socialist dictatorship.  When “Free” information and complete “Freedom” rule and are the prime objectives in life, then chaos is the ultimate result.  The only way you can be free from Chaos and its natural consequences is by some form of order and “rightness”.  That will happen either by a changed, self willed choice to honor Christ in the lives of everyday folks, or because the State forces them to obey the rules it sets.  Just some Free thought to chew on.