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Archives for July 4, 2020
Today Is America’s Birthday and what a celebration it is.
2020 is a carnival of disaster at first glance but there are patches of sunshine almost unnoticed.
First there is a pandemic poorly handled and presided over by a role playing mad king who doesn’t even recognize the huge tsunami of death heading straight for him. All those in the whale tower on the good ship chaos see no waves either. His re-election campaign is in disarray, his former friends and family he shafted are lining up with authored books exposing what and who he really is.
People are in the street demanding change while their leader is playing golf. America has turned on itself while Trump the ring master waves his wand. Is this what the masses are celebrating?
Actually no. America in the absence of leadership, or honesty is taking the reigns of power in the hands of the people and are restoring their dream with significant change at their back. Even in the midst of a President and those at the levers of power, out of control and flaunting the law, the people of the nation are coming together. They are not only demanding accountability they are demanding change. They want social and economic inequities corrected.
The young the old, black, brown and white saying enough is enough. They are cleaning up the nations back yard, taking down the decorations of hate in the form of monuments and other symbols,
yes in the midst of chaos, positive change is happening a new America is transforming from a caterpillar to a butterfly. Oh the voices of ignorance and hate and fear and doubt will continue to spew division, but they know their days are numbered and the world will move on without them.
For those on the road to progress, God’s speed. For those who doubt remember some change is like going to the Dentist, once the aching teeth are extracted, the healing can begin.
To all my American Friends. Happy 4th of July.
Lost Love Letter
Arnold Fine noticed a wallet lying on the street. It contained three dollars and a letter that had obviously been in the wallet many years. The last line in the letter stated “I will always love you, Michael.” It ended the romance between Hannah and Michael due to parental demands.
Arnold used the address to trace and phone Hannah but it was no surprise that she was no longer there. The new owner directed him to Hannah’s mother in a nursing home. That Care Facility informed him that Hannah’s mother had died but Hannah was now herself in a nursing home. Due to the nature of his search he was provided with the address of a different Care Facility where Hannah now was. She excitedly confirmed the authenticity of the letter but the only information she could add was Michael’s family name – Goldstein. A security guard asked about Fine’s visit and learned that it was very rewarding but the only new information he had learned was that Goldstein was Michael’s family name. “Goldstein,” exclaimed the guard. “There’s a Michael Goldstein on the eighth floor of this building!” Amazing!!
A visit to Michael confirmed the wallet was his, he had lost it on his walk. He had been Hannah’s serious boyfriend. Needless to say the next destination was an extremely surprising visit to Hannah’s room. WHAT A REUNION!! Arnold Fine received a wedding invitation soon after that. WOW!!
Sept., 1985 Readers Digest, Letter in the Wallet by Arnold Fine and referred to in The Grand Weaver by Ravi Zacharias p. 111
Come to think of it we all have a love letter to read. In the New Testament we are told that Jesus loved us enough to die for us. If it has been a while since you last opened that letter, start with the Gospel of John. Gospel means good news!