Today, the George W Bush library was dedicated in Dallas, Texas. The library was paid for by over 300,000 contributions from all fifty states. President Bush was humble, appreciative, full of faith, and in love with America!
President GW Bush made some very moving statements concerning our country. He said those in public office must serve a cause greater than themselves. While reminding us that freedom is a gift from God and lights the path to peace. And then he stated, “Success of a nation reflects the character of its’ citizens.”
The last statement makes you swallow a little hard, doesn’t it? What kind of characters are we raising here in America?
We have parents that pay more attention to their gadgets, facebook, and twitter than their own children. Child abuse is such a silent crime, that it ravages an estimated 3,000,000 million children a year in the United States. And, then there is the hunger situation. In 2010, over 9,000,000 million children went hungry in this great United States of America.
While in our schools, we can’t pray, say the Pledge of Allegiance , or talk about how the freedoms of America are unparalleled in the world! Yet, we can fund countries who are out to do us harm. And give free welfare and education to those terrorists, living right here in the USA.
Yes, what kind of characters are we raising today?
Maybe it is time to take a play from the playbook of President George W and Mrs. Bush; called servitude. They are the champions of many causes, which help this great nation. You won’t hear about it in the press’ shark pen, because it is impossible to vilify a person and then report on all of the “good” he does. But, there are students who will go to college on the Bush’s funding and other Americans will enjoy entrepreneurship, from something they actively pursued. President and Mrs. Bush see the nation’s success grounded in the success of our children. They have even managed to raise two daughters, who positively contribute to our workforce, economy, and way of life!
And why have they done all of this? Because they are grounded in their Christian faith! They truly believe and live Jesus’ commandments, “ Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” Matthew 22:35-40
Did you know that one of their causes has to do with the disease AIDS? Here is a southern, wealthy, white family who actually travels to Africa to work with the AIDS infected black children. They are colorblind, because they only see God’s children. President and Mrs. Bush know that in heaven there is no room for division because of color, disease, economics, and nationality.
President George W Bush made a statement to a reporter about his retirement. He might be retired, but he won’t stop working. Then he said, “Life is service to the end.”
And I say, “Well done, Mr. President!”
Now, what can you do to serve the children of your community? And why have you not done it yet? Genuine change in America will only come from action; not an Iphone, or an Android, not twitter, nor facebook, but authentic human interaction.
Service to the end!