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New Years 2021



A friend posted a cartoon of a dozen figures using a long pole to push open the door to 2021. Such perfectly illustrates how (I am assuming) most of us feel about the new year. On the one hand, we have hopes that the new year will be far better than the old year. On the other hand, we fear that this is just another day on the calendar. We will pray for the former.


So sad that the United Kingdom has left the European Union. There is strength in numbers, after all. Of course, there was disagreement among the member nations. It should have been expected. Even identical twins disagree. But it has happened, and so, we will do the only thing we can: pray for the UK and that our own government gets its ducks in a row just in case the UK needs our help at some future point. Right now, they would probably be afraid to ask for our help. Who knows what they would receive? I've said this before, and I'll say it again: Either Washington (both elected and bureaucracy) needs to get busy or else they should be fired for failure to perform the duties they were hired to perform.


I'll add this: The protestors need to go home and allow the people in this nation to disagree. No one will ever persuade everyone to agree on all issues. Again, even identical twins disagree sometimes.


The disciple Paul said it best in his letter to the Galatians: "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." (Galatians 5:22-23). We need to practice the fruit of the Spirit. We must, if we are to survive.


One more thought, while I'm at it: The news reported that FB has decided that it will not allow the Lord's Prayer to be posted on its website. Without getting into a religious debate, let me just say that we need our prayers, again if we are to survive.


Okay! I've said my piece. Have a wonderful, healthy, peaceful, faith-filled new year.



Written January 1, 2021

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