Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Day's Advice

Here is today's advice.

Don't be outraged.

Seriously. Don't let yourself become outraged by what another person does. First, it's not good for you to have rage... it's hard to have rage or anger and not sin. Secondly, if you look at what your neighbor does and are outraged, you will start to try to control your neighbor's actions so as to lessen your outrage. In this, you cease to be your neighbor's servant and instead seek to become his lord and master -- and this is bad.

So don't get enraged even by what Rev. Larry Beane notes about our Governmental tyranny -- because it is the mindless outrage of the populous that blindly gives power to the government so that the government can fix their neighbor.

1 comment:

Lily said...

Good morning, Pastor Brown. I offered this link to Pastor Beane this morning and wanted to offer it to you, too. It's a link to a post by Patrick Deneen at the Front Porch Republic on a parallel situation. The HHS mandate.

I think you will appreciate reading it. The more I think about it, the more I think he hits the nail on the head and want to cry. We are so off-course.

http://www.frontporchrepublic.com/2012/02/religious-liberty/