Well, there are so many protestors around the world protesting the inequities of our country. They claim to be the 99% of the people who pay the most taxes and who have no jobs. Perhaps one reason you have no job is because of the fact that you feel entitled. Americans feel entitled. We feel that we should be able to buy anything we want. What?? You don't have the cash for this? Oh, well here, put it on your credit card. We feel that we are enitled to have certain things that are not rights, not needs. We must always have a cell phone AND we must always be connected. Just this week I heard about the CRASH of 2011. I thought for a moment that the stock market had crashed and people were committing suicide like they did years ago when the market would crash...nope. I thought perhaps another 911 typed scenerio...not quite. So what was the CRASH of 2011 that forced the Occupiers out of the headlines for a moment?? Oh, the Blackberry system crashed. Oh, well how did I not knw about that tragedy? How did I not realize that people all over the world were unable to pay their bills using their phones or get emails RIGHT THEN! Oh the tragedy!! Well, I didn't know becuase I am not a Blackberry user. I know, hard to believe. I just don't do the Blackberry thing. So, this horrific CRASH of 2011 wasn't even on my radar.
My response to it...WHO CARES! GO BACK TO THE PROTESTORS!!!! So once the media realized that the Blackberry users who were all over the news were not longer able to comment beacuse they had to catch up on all those emails and pay those bills, they returned to the dirty streets of NY and other cities around the country to get the story on the 99%. Now, the protestors have been living in the streets...eating there, sleeping there, pooping there?? GROSS! I thought NY had rules against vagrancy and people laying on benches and having their stuff everywhere. When interviewed- they all want equality...but just equality that means they get someone else's money. So, if we use a trickle down effect then the richest should give to the rich who give to the middle class who give to the poor who give to the poverty stricken. So then we would all be middle class so it wouldn't change their own financial state...hmmmm... I know, they want the taxes to be fair but let's be honest...how many of the occupiers would be guilty of fibbng on their taxes?
It just won't end. What these people really want is to take the money from people who may or may not have earned millions and give it to themselves. It just doesn't work that way. We need to realize that we have to work harder. We must save. We are not all going to be priviledged with a large inheritance. We won't all be shrewd business managers who can honestly or dishonestly make millions. However, we can go out and find a way to make money honestly. We can save. We can put down our gadgets and smart phones and not have that bill to pay each month. We can sell what we have that isn't really a necessity. It could be done and it will be hard. Those who are out protesting..fine. But equality! If the Hobo's can't legally sleep in the park neither can you. Did you really loose your money through faulty schemes or were you trying to make a quick buck? Did you loose your job because of the economy or did you loose it beacuse you are lazy? Is your current financial trial because you were honestly swindled or did you get in over your head with those nasty credit cards? Did you loose your home in a foreclosure or did you take out a mortgage that you knew you could not afford and so you lost the building of your dreams that should have never been a reality? Entitlement...
Oh and the celebrities that make appearances for the portestors..HA!!! They are the rich! They don't pay for most of what they wear or eat so we make up for that. Also, they are not sleeping on those benches. They are going home to lush apartments and enjoying life. Celebrity endorsement really don't help the Occupiers...it makes their cause seem...silly.
So, what we need is to get the WORD out. We really need some teams of Christians to go into the Occupiers and speak to them about God while they are there. That is what they need. They need to hear that God is there to take care of them if they will change their ways. I am rich. I will be getting a large inheritance...not the kind they are yelling for though. But my Father is a King. and according to His plan, the squeaky wheel does not get the oil. Only the wheel that does what He asks. The wheel that is working. The wheel that pleases Him. The squeaky wheel that demands the oil but refuses to listen and obey...well that wheel is going to be thrown aside and eventually destroyed. No, I don't believe in a works centered salvation...it is by God's Soveriegn Grace but once saved, we must obey...we must. And if we are about the Kindgdom work...I don't think we would have time to Occupy the streets. We will be too busy being occupied by the Spirit.