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Issue Date: April 11, 2019

Editor:

Individual vs Group Actions


Does being a member of a political party or religious organization take away your need to oppose their actions and beliefs you find immoral or corrupt? If the answer is yes, then you are a part of that corruption or immorality.

It seems to me that the country has progressed because individuals have followed their own individual sense of fairness, honesty, and respect for the dignity of each individual person. These things dictated their rhetoric and their actions. Silence and avoidance would have supported corruption and immorality. Slavery; gender, racial, and religious discrimination, animal cruelty, and child abuse were all areas that were tolerated in this country by silence or avoidance until individuals stood up against the policies and corruption supporting these behaviors and actions. It seems to me in the age of Trump, many Republicans have in fact chosen silence or avoidance on issues such as the destruction of the lives of children and families on our Southern border, corruption in multiple Trump appointed departments, and the enrichment of the President using government resources. Some would argue the environment should be included. I applaud those Republicans and evangelical church members who have the courage to stand up in their rhetoric and actions for their own individual sense of honesty, morality, fair play, and human caring.

Gilbert Engel,

Niagara



Poetry by

Joyce Bedora

of Krakow


Jesus Said

"Repent"..."Believe"...and "Follow Me."

That's why I died on Calvary's tree.

Then read My Bible and pray each day

Be obedient to it and trust and obey.

For Salvation is free, there's no other way.

For "I am the Life, the Truth, the Way."

To come to the Father you must come through Me.

That's why I died on Calvary's tree.

Then because I arose you too shall arise.

To live eternally, with Me in the skies.





HAVE YOU?

Have you walked a few steps with Jesus,

Down the Calvary road?

Have you stooped to lighten His burden,

To lighten His heavy load?

Have you gone to the Garden with Jesus,

To patiently watch and pray?

Or were you just too busy,

You'll do it some other day?

Have you gone to the courtyard with Peter,

As he denies Christ thrice?

Have you felt a little guilty,

For the times that you denied Christ?

Have you followed the crowd to the Judgment Hall,

Where Jesus innocently stands?

Have you cried "Don't crucify Jesus,"

Or joined the others throughout the land?

Have you followed the Roman soldiers,

To the Common Hall?

Then watched them dress Jesus as a king,

So they could have a ball?

Have you seen them bow before Jesus,

As they mockingly smote Him on the head?

Were you on the side of Jesus,

Or the Roman soldiers instead?

Have you stopped, as the Roman soldiers

Nailed Jesus to the Cross?

Have you thought of this as a celebration,

Or as the world's greatest loss?

Have you stopped to listen to Jesus,

As He looked up to Heaven and cried,

"My Father, why have You forsakes me?"

Just before He died.

Have you asked, "Why did Christ suffer,

and die upon that tree?"

It was God's plan for our salvation,

Now, we all can clearly see.

God sent His perfect, guiltless son,

To die for you and me.

To give us all salvation, and life eternally.

So have you asked THIS JESUS

To cleanse your heart from sin?

Have you invited Him to dwell,

Eternally within?

Have you?

Please do.


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