Leader 'Disappointed' by Cheney
By SCOTT CHARTON, Associated Press Writer
FULTON, Mo. - Westminster
College's president said Monday he was so "surprised and
disappointed" by Vice President Dick Cheney's attacks on John Kerry
during a speech that he is inviting the Democrat to visit for a reply.
Missouri is only a 25 miles from my hometown of Mexico, Missouri so this
news story caught my attention right away. Missouri is known as
the "Show Me" state ... in other words ... don't tell me ...
show me. If President Lamkin was disappointed in VP Cheney ... it
was his own fault ... because he hasn't been paying attention.
Negative politics is not new ... and President Bush and VP Cheney did
not originate this type of political shenanigans ... nor is it limited
to just their political party. We can all see the results of
negative politics in our society ... it permeates the collective
consciousness and breeds despair, apathy and scorn for politics and
politicians. Somehow our politicians have made the
"intelligent" decision that "as you sow ... so shall you
reap" doesn't apply to them(?) ... that somehow they can defy the
Universal Law of "cause and effect" that the Master Mind Jesus
based His entire teaching on ... and amazingly enough ... many people
are not concerned about it.
Why? I believe it is because we
have convinced ourselves that the Law of Sowing and Reaping is just for
philosophers ... because we don't experience Its results
"instantly" on the "visible side of Life." But
Its results are instantaneous on the "Invisible Side of Life"
... where it matters. I know I have written about the basic Law of
Sowing and Reaping many times before, but this is something that is so
important to everything we want to accomplish in Life. Whatever we
sow ... we reap ... that is the Truth .. and the Truth is Change-less.
The only way we can reap a different harvest is to dramatically and
drastically change what we are sowing.
The Master Mind Jesus cautioned us to
"be in the world but not of the world." If we allow
ourselves to absorb too much of this negativity ... it will also become
an influence in our individual experiences. We must be cautious
with our feelings and our responses to negativity. The biblical
passage, "no thing shall offend thee," is an appropriate
response. We must not resist negativity or attempt to fight it
with the Truth ... we must simply know that it loses its power for the
Power of God ... the Power of Love, Peace and Harmony ... exists even
when all visible evidence denies them. This is why Jesus stated,
"judge not lest ye be judged" for the Law of Sowing and
Reaping is activated by our judgments ... it is an energy of negativity.
It is a sign of weakness for anyone to
criticize or judge another person. Life is affirmative and that
which benefits us is always positive and affirming. The weak will
cast out their judgments to cover-up their own mistakes and
short-comings and often will blur the truth so cleverly that their lies
become believable. But as we stand firm in our conviction to
"be in the world but not of the world" we can know that
"this too shall pass" and we can look forward to the Truth
that the Infinite Power of God continues to do Its Perfect Work in our
world. Today is the day to challenge ourselves to "let"
the Truth set us free!
So It Is!