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We have a task before us, a task to overcome the evil of this world. It is a tough job, as the challenges and temptations are constant. But we should persevere and not give in to the sound of that dark call. In the Name of Christ we shall be conquerors.

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“In conclusion, my brothers and sisters, fill your minds with those things that are good and that deserve praise: things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and honourable.”

Oooof, this is a tough one. Just look around us, friends and neighbors! When was the last time you REALLY looked at the world?

Our own little country is rife with BAD….no, I’m NOT going to go into the gory details, but anyone with half a brain can tell you what is going on right under our noses. And do you know what the worst thing is? We allow all this to just go on….merrily allowing evil to suck everyone in and make us, for our impassiveness, co-conspirators!

Just this evening I mentioned it to my husband again….it has, in fact been on my mind for some time…..when did things start to go wrong? Well, in my humble opinion, it began on the day we started to re-evaluate our morals. Instead of doing the less complicated thing, which is to listen to the commands of the Lord (clearly stated in His Word), we decided to discuss things, to find a way around (and sometimes through) these values. We chopped and changed it, trampling the simple truth underfoot in the process. And why? Why, because we are ‘so clever’, ‘so civilized’, ‘so modern’. We made something that is straightforward and clearcut, into something extremely complicated, just to prove our own superior intelligence…and then we said, no, but it is because the Bible says we must be tolerant, forgiving and kind. Really? Is going against the Word of God forgiving? Is it kind? Is it even right? Of course not!

God tells us to be faithful, we say, but we are….I’m faithful to my spouse, my secretary and the milkman! God says a great many things in His Word and we have found a good reason to NOT do any of them! Simple moral values…..the moment it went out the window, the foundations of society started to crumble.

It bothers me, this mess we got ourselves into. How do we fix it? I really have no clue….I’m just saying, the next time we do something, whatever it may be, let’s listen to our conscience. That wise little inner voice we all have….I suspect that it may very well be the voice of God Himself. I think it is the Hindu’s that have a saying: ‘God lives IN you, AS you’. If this is true, then the inner voice IS God….listen to it, it has a moral purpose…..it MAKES the choice FOR you (yes, surprise, you can choose to do good or evil things!)….and it makes the MORALLY SOUND choice. Perhaps, if each one of us just do this little thing, the world will eventually turn itself around and doing, thinking and saying good things will become easier. Can you just imagine how lovely THAT will be?

The moral (no pun intended) of the story then is, make the decision to change things, to make things better….by this tiny act: listen to your heart!

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