Paint

I try not to get too political, but something must be said to tie into my later point. The way I see this issue with Canada's Prime Minister and the coalition is very simple. Let me paint a picture...
Someone asks you to pick a colour for the wall. And no matter what that decision is, it is YOUR decision. Once that decision is reached, the wall will stay this colour for the next four years. You decide on blue, because you really really like it, it's your favourite, and you don't think that wall should be any other colour. So, according to your decision, the wall is painted blue. A short time later, you see people at your wall with cans of paint saying that they are going to repaint the wall with red, and orange, and a different colour blue than your choice. Wouldn't you feel like asking the question, "why ask me in the first place what colour I wanted?" "Wasn't this decision mine?" "Why paint it all these different colours when this red and that orange really don't mix all that well, and this other blue is just going to try to run away from the wall altogether in a month!?!?" Bottom line is, Canada voted, it was our choice, we made it, suck it up.
It makes me very happy to know that God gives us the same free will to make our choices in life. However, if you haven't elected to make Jesus the Lord of your life today, your own personal President or Prime Minister, I would encourage you that there is no better time than right now. If we wait for that "perfect" time when we feel as though we are good enough, or clean enough for Jesus, it'll never happen. Ask Him into your heart, He'll take care of the rest.
Blessings!
d.

2 comments

  • Jan Tooth from Oakville

    Jan Tooth from Oakville

    Just had to comment on the example of maintaining the wall color vs our parliamentary system. You may have wanted blue because that is what you want but you cannot maintain this color without support of the people around you. You say I don't care and I'm going to keep trying whether everyone likes it or not even if I can't keep the colour on, because you are so stubborn. It takes a majority concensus to keep the color and it is not working. So someone has to step in and help keep a color because you can't and yet you won't let anyone help because it doesn't matter what the cost you are determined to remain in control. In our system, you may vote for the party you want and if they have a majority position, they have the confidence of the majority of the house. If they are in a minority position, they then still have to have the confidence of the house by trying to work together with the other parties.The PM was not willing to do this so now you see the result. This is not something new - it is totally legal and constitutional. In fact when the shoe was on the other foot and Martin had a minority in 2004, Harper, in opposition, made a similar coalition agreement with the Bloc, which would have taken effect if Martin had failed a confidence vote. It never happened but Harper has a very short memory! Just as a note - many countries in Europe operate effectively with coalition governments - Germany, Poland, Italy,...With a coalition,the elected representatives have to work together and not be so concerned and preoccupied with their own agenda.Sometimes people are better represented that way as the elected officials aren't so caught up in passing what they think is right regardless of how their constituants feel. Don't mean to rag on you but you did invite comments.....Jan

    Just had to comment on the example of maintaining the wall color vs our parliamentary system. You may have wanted blue because that is what you want but you cannot maintain this color without support of the people around you. You say I don't care and I'm going to keep trying whether everyone likes it or not even if I can't keep the colour on, because you are so stubborn. It takes a majority concensus to keep the color and it is not working. So someone has to step in and help keep a color because you can't and yet you won't let anyone help because it doesn't matter what the cost you are determined to remain in control. In our system, you may vote for the party you want and if they have a majority position, they have the confidence of the majority of the house. If they are in a minority position, they then still have to have the confidence of the house by trying to work together with the other parties.The PM was not willing to do this so now you see the result. This is not something new - it is totally legal and constitutional. In fact when the shoe was on the other foot and Martin had a minority in 2004, Harper, in opposition, made a similar coalition agreement with the Bloc, which would have taken effect if Martin had failed a confidence vote. It never happened but Harper has a very short memory! Just as a note - many countries in Europe operate effectively with coalition governments - Germany, Poland, Italy,...With a coalition,the elected representatives have to work together and not be so concerned and preoccupied with their own agenda.Sometimes people are better represented that way as the elected officials aren't so caught up in passing what they think is right regardless of how their constituants feel. Don't mean to rag on you but you did invite comments.....Jan

  • Linda

    Linda

    Wow! Good point, David, and WOW! both guns from Mrs. T...it's great to be able to dialogue and make our views known. I love our Canada and the ability to express ourselves without worrying about the secret police coming to your door in the middle of the night and taking you away to an unknown place to punish you for having an opinion. We also should be thankful that our Canada allows us to worship the True and Living God and celebrate the birth of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. So let's allow the Prince of Peace access into our lives and let's pray for our elected leaders that they would be wise with the Wisdom from Above.

    Wow! Good point, David, and WOW! both guns from Mrs. T...it's great to be able to dialogue and make our views known. I love our Canada and the ability to express ourselves without worrying about the secret police coming to your door in the middle of the night and taking you away to an unknown place to punish you for having an opinion. We also should be thankful that our Canada allows us to worship the True and Living God and celebrate the birth of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. So let's allow the Prince of Peace access into our lives and let's pray for our elected leaders that they would be wise with the Wisdom from Above.

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