(quote) Marianne-100218 said: John:
Here in NY no authority cares if you hire illegal immigrants. As a matter of
fact, they have agencies that make sure you give them a proper day's wage.
What you suggest makes a lot of sense, if some authority could do something
about the people who hire them, but no one can.
Laws on the books have been stripped of all validity.
We live in a lawless country--and a country of double standards.
Amen is all we can say.
Marianne, Marianne, we can do something about it. The temporal authority is our servant.
Why don't you act like the master?
The homosexuals, for example, certainly don't have that problem. Yet, should they be the one's to rule with impotence?
Start rolling up your sleeves Marianne, instead of giving me/us your reasons why nothing can be done. I mean that kindly, but if you keep insisting of writing here, again and again, and aren't writing those in authority, then you are just contributing to delaying the true fix and (with all due respect) "whining" in the meantime. Whining discourages others. This country's problems are also psychological, and yes we are doomed if it doesn't stop with the "woe is me". It's still not too late.
How do you like my tough love as a brother to a sister in Christ? :) I am trying to exhort you to a higher level that I know you have in you.
I am not trying to demean you (we all have times we get discouraged), but do you see how I imagine you being able to really do more than just pray? Quit second guessing to a doomsday without really trying, and trying , and trying... for the rest of your life, if necessary!!!
God acts through us. Manna from the sky is not going to happen in our lifetime. God has already revealed all that is necessary. Our willingness and participation He expects.
As soldiers of Christ, let us carry a rosary in one hand (yes pray) and work with the other! What are you most passionate about?
The devil be damned! Yes, he's already been judged! Praise be to God!!!!!!!!!!!! But we must do our part too, it pleases God. That is why he made us.
It just takes one to start, then another joins, and another, and another, and petty soon it's as big as the pro-life groups and then maybe the bishops will join in (sorry Mods). Hey, how does it go sometimes? "Which way did they go, for I am their leader?"
Can I emphasize the SOMETIMES!?
Ok, ok, now my bishop and mods (who I actually hold all in good esteem) will be after me for that side-swipe.
[ John bows with bended knee and kisses the bishop's ring ]
[ John apologizes to mod - who reprimands John privately - via messaging]
Yeah, separation of Church and state... I really don't believe in it (yet I've never really experienced the two blended, working hand-in-hand, and likely never will). But that's a whole new thread and then some!
Blessings to you Marianne. May we find strength in Jesus and comfort through Mary.