Letter from a Stranger

Hello you people back home. So, you just finished a meal with your family. Now every one is leaving to do their thing. Dad has a meeting. The city is building a new parking garage, and he wants the contract. Mom has a church meeting. The girls have dates and Sonny has ball practice. How nice.

Hello, you Washington politicians. You're rushing to vote to allow the president to send troops to some country that no one had ever heard about until the media started whipping up support for U. S. intervention. The president decided to allow Congress to vote him permission to send the troops. That was very nice of him. The lobbyists say it will be good for their sponsors' business, so you will support the president on this one. You will, of course, wring your hands, and tell the people back home how you don't agree, but you can not undermine the presidency. I wish I could vote.

Who am I? You mean you have forgotten so soon? I could be one of the 25,000 left behind from World War II, or the 5,000 from Korea, or the 2,400 from Vietnam. I guess you can't remember me. I'm sorry I disturbed you. What's that quaint expression you have nowadays? Oh yes, "Have a nice day."

Scripture for all to remember:

Ecclesiastes 9:11

I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to
the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor
yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.


Luke 15:4

What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the
ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost until he find it?

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