Friends, here's the unvarnished truth. Unless you grow all your own food, pharmaceuticals, lumber, coffee beans, make your own clothes, then write, record, perform, film, score, edit your own entertainment, build your own car, powered by your own home grown fuel source of course--and so on, and so on-- you're going to end up supporting someone whose religious, social or political ideals are repugnant to you. You might also want to forgo paying federal taxes. This also means you don't shop at any store; they collect local and state taxes, GOD only knows what they'll do with those.
It's surprising to me that when I post something out of a heart of thankfulness, I am shamed by my, "brothers and sisters." I unwittingly chose my CAR INSURANCE from a company who is heavily invested in by someone with a liberal political agenda. FYI, George Soros is HEAVILY invested in FedEx, United/Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, International Paper, oh and you probably need to sign off your computer now because he owns lots of Apple--and Microsoft. Speaking of computers, who are your internet provider and cable TV provider? Are they in business with The Playboy Channel and other purveyors of salacious material?
This excavation of our consumer process is endless. What about the clothes and trinkets sold at Walmart, Target, Old Navy and other retailers that are made by children working in deplorable conditions in Third World Countries?
It always surprises me, but really shouldn't at my age, how some people always go straight to the negative. What is the motivation of a person who wants to turn someone else's thankfulness into guilt and remorse? Somehow, I don't think this embodies the love of Jesus.
I do think we need to make conscientious decisions about where to spend our money. I contribute to causes that I know are making a difference in this world. My family also gives of their time, serving alongside those who are doing good in our community. I pay it forward when I have the opportunity. Besides, my family has probably spent more on waffle fries at Chick-fil-than we ever will on car insurance...
If you disagree with me, and the error of my ways, I can accept that. I love you anyway, and I hope you still love me too.
“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8