Jun. 15, 2017

Her name is Gabby Giffords

Her name is Gabby Giffords.

She was shot in the face.

It shouldn’t matter that she’s a Democrat;

She’s a member of the human race. 

What happened at the baseball field

With shots firing all around,

Is a symptom of our society.

(I’m glad the rampage was shut down.)

The problem with our President

Has nothing to do with his “party.”

The problem with Christianity is

Our bible knowledge is shoddy. 

Jesus’ hopeful patience

Is why He is taking His sweet time.

He is allowing all of His children

To get ourselves in line. 

Gun violence happens every day.

It isn’t a political issue.

You want your right to carry a gun –

Here…your whining needs a tissue. 

Am I mad? You bet I’m mad.

Our salt simply has no flavor!

God’s children’s greatest accomplishment occurs

When we learn to love our neighbor.

Why does this hypocrisy surprise you?

It happens each and every day.

“Oh, it doesn’t come from me!”

Everyone tries to say…

People hit the airways

And some began their posts.

Could it be his party was targeted?

Is that what matters the most?

I am a little bit confused…

Why does it matter which side he serves?

This is where I suggest

That we all monitor our own words.

Of course, that’s how hypocrisy presents itself.

You know, the “other side” is crazy.

I think this past election year has

Left our memories a little hazy.

Who started the words of hate?

Who worked hard to stir the pot?

It wasn’t the “liberal media.”

(Just in case you have forgot.)

Every side is guilty.

All of us share the blame.

Although we would rather throw some stones,

Christianity played the game.

“Love your neighbor as yourself,”

Is not a political rant.

The words came straight from Jesus.

Why not give those words a chance?

If I declare my innocence,

I have no room to boast.

If I ever wonder who is the hypocrite,

I might just read my posts.

So, if politics and party

Is all that you can see,

Go ahead and unfriend me now –

You are no friend to me.

“Pray also for me, that speech may be given me to open my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel for which I am an ambassador in chains, so that I may have the courage to speak as I must.” Ephesians 6:19-20