It’s the day after the election and a somewhat disappointing one at that. I have to question why is this? How could people be so ignorant as to re-elect the current president? But then I found the answer, or at least part of it.
We live in country where the majority of people only care about themselves. They only care what is in it for them, how they can get what they want, how they can make themselves feel good. They only worry about how they can get more, more money, more power, more stuff, and how they can do less to get it. Whoever promises us more stuff will win, it is that simple.
The Catholic vote was especially hard to take. This shows that we also have become part of this culture. Forget about the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Gospels, just worry about ourselves. It doesn’t matter that we are one step closer to losing our religious freedoms and our freedom of speech. It doesn’t matter that fewer and fewer of us will be working harder and harder to pay for those who refuse to work. It’s all about what is in it for me.
I could give up, throw up my hands and not concern myself with any of it. I could accept what has happened, that we will become a more and more secular society. I could ride of into the sunset and forget all about it. But then I have to wonder what God wants me (and us) to do. For some time now I have felt He is trying to tell me something. A sign here, a dream there, but I haven’t been able to put it together yet. I believe God is in control, I believe He has a plan, and it is my duty to obey Him and figure out where I fit.
One of the things I have been wondering about is whether or not it I am supposed to be doing more to make certain others don’t follow the path I followed. I wonder if it is God’s wish for me to help others stay with the faith, to believe, to keep others from making the same mistakes I have made, to keep them from the grips of Satan.
Everyday I read something in my Bible. Today I opened to Luke 13:6 – 9:
And he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found non. And he said to the vinedresser, ‘Lo, these three years U have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down; why should it use up the ground?’ And he answered him, ‘Let it alone, sir, this year also, till I dig about it and put on manure. And if it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’
What is Jesus trying to teach us here? While we don’t know how the tree made out, he is telling us to nourish the tree, give it a chance to see what happens. Perhaps the tree hasn’t been taken care of. Maybe it was left alone. Could this be true with some of us as well?
So I ask myself (and you as well) is Jesus trying to tell me I should be the vinedresser? Should I be the one who is digging around the fig tree and nourishing it? (I’ll leave the obvious comment about spreading manure alone). Is this what God is trying to tell me by putting this verse in front of me? This isn’t the first time something like this has happened to me.
I don’t know for certain, but I will see what happens.
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