Observations and Lessons From the Chik-Fil-A Fracas

The fourth week of July, 2012 saw some tumultuous division occurring in our country due to one man’s personal views being publicly stated.
Dean Reynolds of CBS wrote, “The controversy is prompting politicians and activist groups on both sides of the issue to organize events where like-minded people can demonstrate their discontent.” (see full story)

As usual, I am not reporting from the trenches. I stand on the sidelines observing the two sides going at it with one another. This is how I learn (or in modern techno-lingo, this is how I roll). I have not taken a strong stand in favor of, nor against either side. I did, however, post a comment to one of my virtual friends on FB who appears to be a warrior against anything labeled as conservative.

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Be a Good Little Do-Bee

” I followed all of the rules, man’s and God’s. And you, you followed none of them. And they all loved you more. Samuel, Father, and my… even my own wife.” Alfred (at his wife’s funeral in Legends of the Fall, played by Aidan Quinn)  

I saw this film at a time in my life when I was struggling with my personal identity, and these lines struck me in the core of my being.
I began to weep.

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Christian Karma

Christian Karma
The title probably sounds like an oxymoron to some. After all, karma is a distinctly eastern-religion term that the Buddhists and Hindus use in reference to reincarnation.
It is not found in the Bible, nor in any of our orthodoxy.
However, in our day-to-day speech, we often hear someone referring to the concept: “What goes around, comes around.”
Each and every Christian–in point of fact, everyone–is subject to karmic experiences.

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