We All Fail

“They enjoyed the sweet taste of wickedness, letting it melt under their tongue. They savored it, holding it long in their mouths. But suddenly the food in their bellies turns sour, a poisonous venom in their stomach. They will vomit the wealth they swallowed. God won’t let them keep it down. They will suck the poison of cobras. The viper will kill them." Job 20:12-16

From Alec Baldwin's harsh cell phone message to Imus being labeled a racist to NBC getting flack for airing the VT's mass murderer's manifesto (which all other media tapped into as well), America is getting stirred up. A sick decline in our society? Well, our nation focuses more on celebrity gossip than our world's hunger problem. Our selfish desires matter more than how God calls us to live. We talk about treating others with kindness but are quick to roll our eyes and get bent outta shape when we wait too long in a check-out line. I try to maintain a good attitude towards my kids, but fall short when I lose my temper. I try to view humanity as equal but sometimes get snatched into a sterotyping trap. Instead of pointing fingers, let's evaluate our own character and allow God to be the Potter. Our actions can cause a postitive reaction in our neighborhood, church, community and worldwide!

"And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise." Philippians 4:8