A Generation of Wimps

If regulation is meant to keep people safe from themselves, you’d be tempted to wonder if Australians are amongst the dumbest people on Earth.

Yes, regulations are needed to keep things safe but you have to wonder sometimes if the balance has been lost. Lawsuits have a lot to do with this loss of balance I guess…

Anyhow, here’s an interesting blog entry which is appropriately named “We Are Raising a Generation of Wimps” that makes the case from an American point of view.
Agree? Disagree? Too scared to say anything? 😉

Fishers Of Men

Jesus said His disciples would be fishers of men. Ever wondered why?
Sure, he said it to fishermen but given God can set all of this up, why fishers of men? Why not hunters of men?

I heard an interesting thought on this: Fishermen attract their prize. Hunters hunt them down. One comes, the other is tracked down.
Love needs choice and so, God gives it along with grace, He attracts. May we also.

Now judgment is upon this world. Now the ruler of this world will be cast out. And if I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men to Myself.” He said this to signify by what kind of death He would die”
John 12:31-33



Image by Eric Kidwell.


A Religion Of Peace 2?

Contrast makes things clearer.

“While we were yet weak, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. Rarely for a righteous man will one die. Yet perhaps for a good man some would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

How much more then, being now justified by His blood, shall we be saved from wrath through Him. For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, how much more, being reconciled, shall we be saved by His life.”
Romans 5:6-10

The Lion became The Lamb, to lay down His life for the sins of the world. Like a bloody underline for this point, ISIS jihadists bombed two Christian Churches in Egypt killing at least 47 people and injuring more than 100 others. On Palm Sunday no less. In the sanctuary of those churches no less.

This is Passover.
If there was any reminder that we need a Saviour, this is it. If there was any reminder of The Passion of The Christ, this is it. Let what they meant for evil be turned to good by the bold declarations of these reminders.

Through prayer and action, let us uphold all involved for the strength and grace to endure and overcome this. All means all – including the perpetrators of these heinous acts who are also victims. Victims to an ideology which has so brutalised their hearts, minds and spirits that they think such acts are honourable.

Despite evidence to the contrary, there will be talk of Islam being a religion of peace. While most Muslims are not violent, the same cannot be said of Islam itself. The following are some insights into that. Continue Reading →