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Don’t Neglect Your Responsibilities

February 18, 2013

Children are the future of tomorrow. Our politicians are fighting and lobbing to build a new dome to keep the falcons in Atlanta. Fox 5 news asked the question: “where is the money going to come from when President Obama proposed all kindergarten children have the right to receive an education”.
Our politicians have found a way to provide a way to purchase a new dome but failed to come up with a way to provide a valuable education for our children. Every child is not going to play ball for the falcons. Even if they does, how will they manage their finances, make investments or provide a retirement plan without an education. Since the children are the future leaders of tomorrow, how can they be productive leaders without an education?
If the falcons want to stay in Atlanta, they should pay like everyone to stay and play in Atlanta. Every citizen living in Atlanta, have to pay for their home. I don’t see the government lobbing to pay for citizens homes. Why should the city pick up the tab for the falcons at our children expense? I don’t see or hear politicians fighting for people losing their homes. Should we not invest in people rather than a new dome?
Our government has proposed to cast all prostitutes out of the city. If the elected officials are not doing their jobs, they too, should be cast out of offices. Certain prostitutes receive probation while others are thrown into jail or threaten to be removed from their surroundings. If all prostitutes are removed, would Atlanta be without sins? Are our leaders doing everything within their powers to provide a “valuable and quality” education? How long should we make our children secondary to sports? Schools are funded by both federal and state funds. We find funds to purchase state automobiles, fund officers expenses to travel across several counties. How much does the state spend yearly on gas, maintenance and tires for officers to drive patrol automobiles homes across several counties at 365 days?
As parent’s, it is our responsibility to assert ourselves into our children educational needs, their lives, the schools, PTA and other school activities. We owe our children a quality education. If our government can come up with a plan to finance a new dome, I believe they can come up with a plan to finance our children education.
It is also our responsibility to “train up a child in the way they should go,” teach them their prayers, carry them to church, set positive examples, a safe and loving home and teach them the meaning of love.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6).
But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God (Mark 10:14).
3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
6 This they said, tempting him that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more (John 8:3-7, 9-11)
How can the officials in Atlanta remove prostitutes while they are yet committing sins? Not saying prostituting is right, but “he without sin, should cast the first stone”. We all are guilty of some sin and we can begin with “the sins of omission to care for the needy, feed the hungry and provide for the homeless”.

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  1. Minister Lisa permalink

    Truly we must set higher standards!

  2. We need to get our priorities in order. Good post!

  3. On point! Amen and amen…

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