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Jesus is No Private Matter

The other day I saw a picture that said "Jesus died in public, so don't just live for Him in private". This reminded me of those posts on Facebook (and before that the chain letter emails) saying "if you don't forward this, you don't really love Jesus" or that "by not sharing it you're denying Jesus" in some way. I don't share the those type of things because our faith is based on more than just a copy and paste status or chain letter. If you don't know that I love my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ by how I live my everyday life, then I am not doing my job as a His follower. A status update or resending a chain letter won't change that much. However, allow me to say a few words because there is a point in all of this that we often overlook, especially in western civilization.

All too often, I hear, "I don't talk about religion because it's a private matter." Umm...no my friend, it's not a private matter. …

We Don't Have to Live with the 'Lesser of 2 Evils'

Time and time again I see people complaining about this years candidates for President. The Republicans are offering Trump and the Democrats are offering Clinton. No matter which side you reside on, the sentiment usually is something like this, "Well, I don't want _________ becoming President, so I guess I'll vote for _______ even though I don't like them either." I've also heard (in past elections too); "Neither one really stand as great examples...it's just about picking the lesser of 2 evils." If you'd indulge me, I submit that we do not have to live with the 'lesser of 2 evils' simply because there is no other choice. I submit that there is a choice...this is America. We've grown accustom (and dare I say brainwashed) to the 2 political parties in power showing us 2 candidates. Every once in a while you have a Ross Perot or Ralph Nader come in and run as a 3rd party candidate, but no one realistically gives them any chance of …