Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Change In The Air....And New Updates to the Schedule

Each morning  my cup of coffee and I take a walk around the yard to see what new gift Nature has added during the night. There are forsythia popping out of the hedge and daffodils with orange sun-like centers bowing their heads in the soft breeze. A few brave blades of grass are daring to show and the quince has left a cascade of bright pink blossoms on it's branches. It's idyllic here in our little North Carolina backyard.

On the other side of the world, Japan is attempting to recover from a huge earthquake that keeps being upgraded ( it was a category 9 at last count) and a resulting tsunami that helped to literally move the shoreline 8 inches ( those numbers keep changing, too.) There are radiation leaks from two nuclear plants and the resources of the military are already over taxed. Meanwhile, Australia is still shoveling the mud out of Queensland and Christchurch, the Middle East is attempting not to be the hot spot for yet another civil war, and the US still has troops spread all over what has been termed The Cradle of Civilization.

....And the Westboro Baptist Church roadshow is still coming to a funeral, concert or school near you to dish up their special, home-grown brand of bigotry and hate-speak. You would think that with all the things going in their own neck of the woods- much less than what is happening globally- they would pause at least momentarily to lend a helping hand. If they actually took to heart the teachings of the genuine Christian Bible, they would have come across  verses that pretty much spell it out: "... for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust."(Matthew 5:45 ), or my personal favorite,"Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorns, or figs of thistles?" (Matthew 7:16 ) These verses alone should make anyone professing to be Bible-believing stop and think and most good people who aren't to heed the commonsense advice contained in them.  It goes to show how simply arrogant the chief talking heads of WBC are and how confident they are in their own folly.

There are some new additions to the picket schedule in the outside left column on this page. Thanks to one of our members who sent them in, it's very much appreciated.
~ Kate

1 comment:

  1. Excellent points, Kate. Blog well done!
    Yes it would be a miracle if Westboro might focus on something about compassion (like those tramuatized in Japan right now) -
    but clearly that is not their MO. *sigh*

    We can still hold strong!
    Blessings Kate.
    Thank you