This is from Wikipedia: " The boiling frog story is a widespread anecdote describing a frog slowly being boiled alive. The premise is that if a frog is placed in boiling water, it will jump out, but if it is placed in cold water that is slowly heated, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death. The story is often used as a metaphor for the inability of people to react to significant changes that occur gradually.
Now you have to know that ole chatty would never ever do this - I was giving you something to think about.
I wanted you to think about how many things are in your life today - that are wrong - and we (me too) have accepted as okay - because it is now the norm. What is now the norm for us is not the norm it was for our parents - hence that is why life has changed today - and it just slid in there right under our noses.
Susan had a good one - weight. We don't gain twenty pounds a day - but we can gain twenty pounds over a period of time.
Judy mentioned the printing and printing of money (with nothing to back it) and we wonder why our money has less value.
What about social security - do you know the difference between when it first started to today? It's almost gone - did you see that coming? Look it up from what it was originally meant for and how it was started to now. You will be shocked.
Profanity in movies. Nudes in movies. Violence in movies. Drugs. It has slowly crept in and the kids - kids - are watching it - and are emulating it.
The meanness in cartoons - watch the cartoon network - the one our kids watch and you will be aghast.
And our children are acting like those kids on the cartoons.
We wonder why kids are different now - because we choose to let them. Tis true - and guilty here too and we didn't really even know it . . .
Because we let it in S L O W L Y ! Oh one time - one show - one word - one action won't hurt them.
But a lot of shows - a lot of words - a lot of actions W I L L hurt them and it comes down to hurting us and to hurting God really.
Now I see this one show coming on called 666 Park Avenue. That is an evil number according to the Bible. I believe Vanessa Williams will star on it and the man on the show Lost. Looks good. Inviting. Mysterious. But these people have sold their souls to the devil and are possessed.
So okay now we have let everything else in - now we are going to let the devil in too.
Well in this house NO! I'm done. Not going to accept this. No way no how.
We have to put our foot down somewhere - and CHRISTIANS have to start taking back the country or it is going to be too late.
Ask yourself with all this change. ARE YOU BETTER OFF TODAY accepting all the changes that happened - or are YOU WORSE OFF TODAY with all the changes.
Are you thinner - richer - having a bigger paycheck - seeing more respectful kids? The Chaplain in the service can't mention Jesus. The kids can't pray at school. They want Christian wording off the capitol. Off the dollar bill. AND OUT OF OUR MINDS.
And hey - maybe 666 Park Avenue will be the start of the way to do that - to drive goodness out of our mind and replace it with evil.
I'm frustrated and angry - with myself too. I've allowed it as much as anyone else. I was that frog put in cold water and had the heat turned up.
I'm mad as HECK!
I have to do something to bring our Christian values back.
Saying NO and having my eyes open is a good way to start.
Are you in hot water over anything and wonder how you got there?
Now mad or not - I would never leave you or myself without something positive - a way out.
Today is no different and I want to leave you with some H O P E and H E L P from Mother Teresa. (Thanks Ma.)
People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.
~ Mother Teresa
Phillipians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.