Shutting Down

It happened – the government shut down.  Yes – you do have to continue to pay your taxes.  No – you don’t get all the services your tax dollars go to pay for.  You get select services deemed to be essential.  Of course, what I see as essential most likely won’t be seen as essential by the one who gets to determine what is essential.  I think that guy is non-essential.

What did it take to shut down the government?  From what I understand about 20 votes.  That’s 20 people in a nation of more than 300 million.   A few people have the power to shut down a nation?  Wow!

It got me thinking…   How many people does it take to shut down a church?  More important, why?  Why would anyone want to shut down a church?

Actually, it would not take many.  A few people can essentially shut down a church.  And, for much the same reasons that a few shut down a country.

Could be they have a grudge and it is one way to get even…

Could be they have a personal agenda and the personal agenda is more important than the work for the Lord (at least in their eyes)…

Could be they do not care what harm and hurt it causes others – after all it is their beliefs that are more important than people…

Could be they enjoy playing the Devil’s advocate role…

Could be they don’t care that their actions may cause souls to be lost…

So we wait for the government to open up for business once again.  People go without paychecks… the economy weakens – and it ain’t been that strong… many, many, many are inconvenienced and hurt…

And, spiritual souls are lost and people are weakened because someone decides to pursue their own interest instead of: Making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.