Ha! The POTUS really 'stepped in it' this time ! ! I vividly remember his 2nd inauguration when the Marines had to march in the D.C. parade past the Obama's without the ammo. magazines, and without the firing mechanisms in their rifles... a supreme slap in the face! I think that there is good reason to believe that the brave, honorable Marines have an ax to grind, always being disrespected by the Obama's in the WH. If ever there would be a coup to remove this undignified Illegal Alien from his position, I think that I would buy a mess of shrimp and lobster, plus a case of Champaign to celebrate and rejoice !! Not.... just kidding, folks. Let God deal with the wicked ones. Time for a baloney sandwich. I'm on a diet.
~for us combat Veterans, it's not hard to remember
what we fought for, now matter how many years ago! It's never far from our minds and hearts, fighting for what we believed was Freedom and Liberty, and for the Brotherhood of fellow Warriors, no matter what place or Branch of Service. I was not a 'hero,' but just a good Soldier doing his job, as a highly trained, skilled Warrior. Vietnam: 68-70. It should be our lives' work to find other Soldiers and Marines, to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them NOW, before the Rapture comes !! We shouldn't have to experience hell, twice !
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Six seconds of disrespect
It may have been only about six seconds of his entire time as occupant of the Oval Office, but it may be one of the most revealing segments of this "presidency." The "president" was disembarking from a Marine helicopter. As he went down the steps, dressed in a suit and tie and wearing sun glasses, the Marines flanking the steps were at full attention and saluted him. Looking straight forward, he nonchalantly lifted his right hand while holding a coffee cup and walked past the Marines without acknowledgment. While civilians are not required to return salutes from military personnel, the Commander in Chief usually respects those in the military by returning a salute. This six seconds defines the type of "president" we have.
From coaching young kids and advising youth for over 40 years, respect is a characteristic that I have observed in many forms. You can discern a lot from whether someone shows respect. Many will say that respect is earned. I highly disagree. Respect is defined as "a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements; due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, or traditions of others." One can tell whether a young man or woman has been raised in a household that respects one another. Their interaction with those in authority or their peers is indicative of what they have been taught or have observed.
In Christianity, we are to respect, even love, one another. Jesus said in John 13:34-35, "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." This was important to Jesus as he said again in John 14:15,"If you love me, keep my commandments," and in John 15:12, "This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you." We are told to honor (respect) our fathers and mothers. Similarly, we are to honor, respect, walk honestly toward them that are without, that we may lack nothing. Love, truth, honor, justice are four pillars upon which I try to live my life and I try to transfer those qualities when coaching the youngest child to the oldest executive. Honor has a lot to do with respect.
So if you claim to be a Christian, as this "president" has, perhaps he has a long way to go with respect to respecting others. The disrespect he so casually shows those who are responsible for protecting his life is indicative of the disrespect he shows toward our nation and those who are American citizens. Jesus also said in Matthew 7:15-16, "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. You shall know them by their fruits." While the "president" is not a prophet, we can still discern by his fruits the type of person he is. His six seconds of disrespect are as each year he has held in office and the policies and actions he has taken. Beware. Discern. Understand.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!