Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’ “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!’ ” And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:1-8 NIV)
To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’ “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” (Luke 18:9-14 NIV)
UPLIFT: Failure is not a death sentence. It’s a lesson learned. Grow from it. Gain strength from it. Become a better you. -Hart Ramsey
Saturday me and my family marched in Staten Island with Rev. Al Sharpton and thousands of others in attendance. Whites, Blacks, Latinos, Asians, rich and poor people all standing together for the injustice and crimes being committed by the law-enforcement agency against Eric Garner, Mike Brown and millions of others everyday. (May I add both cops in each incident has not been arrested yet.) So we are praying that everyone keeps the public outcry going on this issue, and we also pray that the athletes and entertainers will not remain puppets by the almighty dollar. And for once in there lives stand up for Justice even if it cost them an endorsement deal. The bible says in the book of Matthew
26For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 27For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. So may everybody here on this earth let there works speak for them. That goes for the rich and famous and the non-famous, and non-rich God Bless!!
“A St. Ann, Missouri, officer has been suspended after pointing an assault rifle at a protester in Ferguson, police say.” — CNN