Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Chaplain’s Corner - December 2010

The Holy Bible tells us that we must show our love through our actions by caring for orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us (James 1.27). The Apostle Paul writes in 2 Thessalonians 3:10, "Even while we were with you, we gave you this rule: Whoever does not work should not eat." In our modern times, we are tasked to differentiate the people who live by their work from those who depend on others to support them with the tax dollars paid by those who are working and paying their taxes. There are those who say that it is immoral to live off the taxes of hardworking people to support those who choose to not work when they can and who demand that others support them. It will be very interesting to see how our elected representatives will use our tax dollars to pay for a budget and stay within the parameters of that budget. Some say that we should have a constitutional amendment to force our government to approve a balanced budget (spend only the amount of money received in taxes). Many faithful Christians are beginning to offer themselves to God to be used as His mouth, hands, and feet to confront the powers of evil in the world. We, the people must participate in solving the financial problems facing our country and not allow our grandchildren to pay for our sinful choices. There are those who are strongly suggesting we must get involved and make ourselves heard with our voices, votes, checkbooks, and volunteered time. Why? Because God requires us to be good, hardworking managers of His creation, and that includes all levels of our government. May God continue to bless you with the gifts to serve Him.

Chaplain (LTC) John Szilvasy, Retired
SF Qualified 1967 as a Chaplain

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