Saturday, April 23, 2011

Fear and Misunderstanding...or is it?

This morning I read a posting titled Shaking the Bush Out of America at She lives in Canada and was describing the ease of crossing the US border pre-9/11 and the change post-9/11. Our border officials have cracked down at times to the extreme. Some may say it's too much and some may say we have to secure our borders so the enemy can't get in. What are your thoughts?
What I read in her post was shocking and made me feel as if I lived in a less than civilized country. If we as Americans were treated this way in another country we would be offended and our media would chew on it like a juicy prime rib.
BUT...9/11 happened on our soil. Our country was terrorized by a foreign entity using people planted in our country. Does that not allow us to have an elevated awareness of who is entering our country?

I sat and lightly researched border crossing to and from Canada. Honestly they all seem the same. Suspicious, sometimes uber-extreme...sometimes not. The fact of the matter is this is the world we live in. Our world is a dangerous it or not. I used to think that I could protect my family within the 4 walls of my house. Then 2 Sundays ago someone kicked my front door down while I was at church and stole our sense of security. That's how our world is now. We are all on guard.

For those of you who don't know me....I am a Christian ...a true disciple of Jesus. And I know there will be a day when everything of this world will be changed. I am not a cynic or pessimist. I am a realist. The Bible says "I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. Matthew 10:16. So here I am loving God and using the sense He gave me to follow the rules "Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God." Romans 13:1

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