Open Letter to my fellow Daily Paulers:Submitted by solomon8718 on Fri, 08/17/2012 - 16:23
As a liberty lover, it can be very difficult living in a country where many people are either numb to the everyday loss of liberties we experience, or even support those losses when it happens to be inline with their own personal "values". From things that have been happening for decades like our jails filling with victimless "criminals" / substance abusers, to the recent criminalization of raw milk. The NDAA, the Patriot Act, TSA, Cops Gone Wild, etc... I watch the videos and read news that you all post. Its all enough to drive somebody completely mad!
What I'm trying to say in short is that its all very stressful. If you and I aren't careful these things can start to take a serious emotional toll. In a way, the sleeping masses all have it pretty good right now not knowing. What they say about ignorance is bliss and all...
Let me encourage you, spend significant time listening to and taking in positive material. If all you do all day every day is take in most of the negativity that can be found on this site and in the news and in the world, you will become a very negative and unhappy person. Truth is important, however don't just dwell on the negative ones, learn to find the positive truths in your life and dwell on those.
If you are a Christian like me, I have some specific positive truths to share with you. My disclaimer here: I am by no means a "bible thumper" or whatever they are called these days. If you are not a Christian, the following doesn't necessarily apply to you. If you care to read it, take what truth you can find and leave the rest. My faith is not open for debate on this particular post, I hope you can all respect that. :)
Romans 12:2 (NLT)
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Colossians 3:1-2 (NLT)
Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.
Isaiah 40:31 (NLT)
But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
Psalm 33:10 (NLT)
The LORD frustrates the plans of the nations and thwarts all their schemes.
And the best of them all (in my opinion :)
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Remember that God has a plan for us all, and we know and have been warned that this world is going to go completely ape-shit before all is said and done. But don't worry and don't stress out about it. God has good plans for our lives.
In closing: Lets continue fighting tyranny anywhere we see it, but also remember to stop and think about the blessings in our lives, and take care to see and pay attention to those good things. After all, what good is the freedom to life, liberty, and happiness when we have none?
~~ Love and Blessings to everyone on the Daily Paul, Peace. ~~