Wednesday, November 26, 2008

November Letter

Who do you trust? In this political season we see and hear many examples of partial or complete untruths. How can we decide what’s true and what’s not?

In October I was in New Mexico. The movers packed the final things. A carpet cleaner did three rooms. The painters have painted two thirds of the house. A real estate agent came and looked at the place that’s been my family’s home for thirty two years. Over the past year I have found and been collecting lost coins found in the corners of drawers and closets. I had a large casino container full of coins. After every one had gone I found the cup in a closet and decided to take it to the bank. It was only half full! Now who do I trust? At this point in my life I wonder about my memory, but I’m ninety per cent sure it was over flowing before.

My dad also has a jar of coins. People asking for donations to their cause send nickels, quarters, and even dollar coins with instructions to return them with a $500 donation. Living on Social Security, he doesn’t have a lot to send to people, so he supports his favorite charities and puts the coins in a jar. I was looking at the dollar coins and made an interesting discovery. The new gold colored dollars don’t have “e pluribus unum” or “In God We Trust” on them.
Does this mean that we, as a country no longer trust in God? Do we no longer stand together “ one out of many?”
Tuesday is election day. I hope you take the time to vote.
And I hope you do it prayerfully

Have a Happy Thanksgiving,

“The time is always right to do what is right.”-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.”-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truthfulness is the real mark of integrity.”-- Brian Tracy

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”-- Thomas Jefferson

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