Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Sunday, March 08, 2009

red envelope

Have you heard about the red envelope phenomenon?

Can I tell you how I feel about it? I will start with one word... and then I will explain.


First of all, you're making money for the envelope companies and the post office (who by the way does not control their costs very effectively if they have to keep increasing their prices instead of learning how to be competitive). It's like Sanders and Sweetest day or Hallmark and Valentine's Day.

Second of all, you're sending an envelope to someone who doesn't care what you think. And I might go as far as to say that those people in congress, they don't care about you. Yes, that's right. You've voted them in because they said they stood for what you believed in, Pro-life, but they don't do anything to take a stand in what you believe in. Yes, what have they really done to stop the need for abortions, because that's the ROOT CAUSE. The abortion is the result of the risk. It's the consequence.

You've voted in people who are taking prayer and GOD out of our schools, and if you take God out of our schools, the students and eventually adults will push Him out of their lives. AND YOU KEEP VOTING THEM IN. Example: Carl Levin doesn't even have to campaign!

So you send out an envelope. Big deal. Yes, you'll probably pray. Yes, that's important. SO IMPORTANT. But are you praying for leaders to be risen up to change the lives of kids by showing them Jesus? Are you supporting Youth Ministries to "stop the madness". In our ministry, we reach students who reach parents who reach their other children, brothers sisters, cousins, friends... and that means unborn children will be affected.

Do you really think that some congressman or senator is going to do anything but throw your envelope in garbage (probably not even the recycling bin) because you've identified what it is because it's RED? He's already gotten your vote for doing nothing about what he/she's promised. He takes your money and gives it to banks and insurance companies who waste it because of greed. They pass bills and laws that send your job overseas.

So what are you really going to do to make a difference?

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”- 2 Corinthians 1:3-4


Deb said...

Very thought provoking. I had considered sending an envelope. Now, I'm not so sure....

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Trish said...

I never heard of this...but wouldn't waste my time with Levin.