The Mustard Seed
From Jesus words in Matthew 17, verse 20: “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
And from Matthew 13, verse 31-32: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”
The smallness of the seed is emphasized in order to describe the greatness and power of faith and the Kingdom of God.
That faith, when planted, nurtured and cultivated with care produces results beyond ones expectations. And the Kingdom of God blooms from that seed of faith that Christ has brought to the world from His Father.
That seed of faith now in our current day and age, has grown into a tree is being hated and in danger of being rooted out. Why? Because it is the tree planted by Jesus Christ.
Pope Francis has made the unprecedented decision to endorse a US presidential candidate. His statement in support of Donald Trump was released from the Vatican this evening:
“I have been hesitant to offer any kind of support for either candidate in the US presidential election but I now feel that to not voice my concern would be a dereliction of my duty at the Holy See. A strong and free America is vitally important in maintaining a strong and free world and in that sense what happens in American elections affects us all. The Rule of Law is the backbone of the American government as it is in any nation that strives for freedom and I now fear that the Rule of Law in America has been dealt a dangerous blow. The FBI, in refusing to recommend prosecution after admitting that the law had been broken on multiple occasions by Secretary Clinton, has exposed itself as corrupted by political forces that have become far too powerful. Though I don’t agree with Mr. Trump on some issues, I feel that voting against the powerful political forces that have corrupted the entire American federal government is the only option for a nation that desires a government that is truly for the people and by the
people. For this primary reason I ask, not as the Holy Father, but as a concerned citizen of the world that Americans vote for Donald Trump for President of the United States.”
Sources within the Vatican reportedly were aware that the Pope had been discussing the possibility of voicing his concern in the US presidential election but apparently were completely unaware that he had made a decision on going forward with voicing this concern until his statement was released this evening from the Vatican. Stay tuned to WTOE 5 News for more on this breaking news.
CONSERVATIVE IDEAS PROMOTE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY WHILE LIBERAL BELIEFS EMPHASIZE GOVERNMENT CONTROL
Liberals emphasize the need for government to solve problems while Conservative ideals teach personal responsibility, limited government, free markets, traditional American values and a strong national defense.
Because people love “free stuff”, they think a liberal administration is doing them good. They do not realize that the “free”stuff are not really free. They come from us – the people—from our over 20 Trillion debt. That’s why personal responsibility is so essential. That’s why we must question our legislators why they allow our over 20 trillion debt to continue to pile up? That’s why the actions of Hillary Clinton are more detrimental to our country than the words of Donald Trump. Actions definitely speak much louder than words. Evil comes to fruition with actions. With what Hillary has done in Benghazi, Libya, with the death of the Ambassador and his three compatriots. With her destruction of thousands of classified emails, with their corrupt foundation, that clearly distribute government favors for contributions to their foundation are active endeavors that will continue to contribute to the destruction of America and American values. Yes, there is evil in what Trump has said but the evil in what Hillary has done is more pervasive and destructive. That’s why Trump is a better choice.
1. Political Corruption & Correctness Versus Truth
2. Conservative ideas Versus Liberal Arguments.
3. Country or Nationalistic Values Versus World Government
4. Christian Ethics and Values Versus Islamic Teachings
These are only 4 of the many serious topics plaguing our society and world. And correctly understanding where each side lies in the realm of GOOD VERSUS EVIL IS VERY ESSENTIAL!
If you suspect your beliefs and understanding concerning all of the above are confused or at the very least, shaky—–you need a lot of study and a lot of God’s WISDOM obtained from serious prayer and contact (not superficial prayer that selfishly asks for benefits only) with and from God; So He can help us understand that real prayer means caring for everything that can harm the world he created and fighting for what’s right & good in unity with all of God’s teachings.
Let’s start with #1. “Political Corruption & Correctness Versus Truth & Judge Jeanine Pirro:
In life, we have joy and happiness, longing and sadness, apprehension, worry, and a multitude of other feelings that occupy our lives because we are only human and are subjected to all of these normal human life experiences. We share, we comment, we learn and we teach; and every so often we encounter a beautiful experience that we want to really share—and this little video says it all but says it with wonderful simplicity.
Today as I watched tributes to Muhammad Ali, I could not help but focus on 2 videos that are expressing the exact opposition to each other———These videos make us think about the polarities affecting our society and our world. Be the judge.
1. Billy Crystal’s tribute to Ali
2. A Black Woman’s Claim Why She Never Liked Muhammad Ali
Why? Find OUT
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke
Yes. More and more people in our society refuse to participate in the betterment of society. Most people are scared of terrorism, are scared of being confronted, are scared of internet bullies. They think that evil will get back at them. If evil is left alone, it will multiply exponentially. Evil must be fought and destroyed or it will destroy us.
Look at our own American society! Socialists and Communists are systematically converting our citizenry. That was because our way of life allowed these subversives to live among us. Many members of our ignorant population are accepting their ideologies; actually actively supporting their policies. Oblivious of the fact that no Communist, Socialist or Marxist societies in the world has ever been successful in accomplishing the betterment of any living standard of any government or society. We are oblivious to the fact that these ideologies actively “mask” their subversive activities using the charitable and loving doctrines of Christians and Catholics; in order to deceive the naive of society.
In reality, only 80 % of the Muslim Faith can be considered a religion. A fearful 20% is actually an evil political force for terror and violence. Many fail to grasp that our Judeo-Christian practices and beliefs can never be reconciled with this evil political faction of chaos. Many Muslims never assimilate the traditions of places they live in. They rather demand the institution of their own Sharia Law.
Senseless allowance of refugees to flood any area, without a selective process of careful identification of “terrorists” among them indicates a mis-placed practice of charitable giving without concern for security dangers for a peaceful population. That’s where LIBERALISM in western society has endangered us all.
Hopefully all of us will study and continuously employ our god-given talents with the help of the Wisdom of Almighty God and “wade” through the foolish evils of our world and work to employ our “free wills” to function in unity with the immutable Will of Almighty God.