The Daily Paine

You strive for justice, you move toward the light when you can, and you shake off the darkness that clings to you from living on this fractured planet of lost dreams and sharp heartache.”
–Steven James

“No, it’s not hypocrisy to have high ideals and fail to live up to them–it’s called being human. Even saints have their imperfections and flaws. The only people who aren’t hypocrites are those whose moral are so twisted, whose consciences are so seared, that they don’t believe in any ideals higher than those they actually live out.”
–Steven James

There are a few things that seem to be forgotten, and one of them is justice. There are many who cannot perceive what justice is, as they have been given cotton-candy all of their lives. If they did wrong in school it was never their fault and in came the parents to take their side. If they can’t work and get fired it was unfair.
Whiners and creampuffs tend to never have learned that their are consequences for their actions. The same is true with the high and mighty. There are some who believe they are above the law. The decry the actions of others, but when the light comes on them they cry “foul” or “unfair”. Plenty of examples of that now in the media.
How did we get to this point? Why do we see so many murders, say in Chicago? Why is there a cry for sanctuary cities to protect the guilty and the immoral? I’m sure there are myriad answers we could give, but the basic one is the we have gone away from God’s Word and sin is not tolerated.
Ah, but what is sin? You say it to the wrong group and it’s either a hate-crime or racist. Sin is doing things contrary to what God says is right and good. It goes against the moral standards set up in His Word. It is the fallen nature that needs a Savior, whom people are rejecting. Reject the Savior, Jesus Christ, and a person is in sin.

“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.”
–Galatians 5:16 (NASB)