~by Susi Pittman
July 27, 2016: Render to Caesar
If today was to be your last day on Earth…what would be your response for the remaining twenty-four hours?
Would you throw caution to the wind and grab for every pleasure imaginable with gusto?
Would you spend your last moments thinking about yourself and your needs?
Would you relish memories past with friends and family?
Would you cry and wail in dissatisfaction of the circumstance?
Would you wander off and seek solitude?
Would you party like “no tomorrow?”
Would you work to put right a wrong you felt you had done to someone?
Would you love more and hate less? Or vice-versa?
Would you call an enemy and forgive them?
Would you call an enemy and vent all the hate you held for them?
Would you steal, murder or rape just because you would suffer no earthly consequence?
Would you spend every moment with surrounded by those you love?
Would you step out to assist someone in corporeal need?
Would you pay off debts so as not to burden your family?
Would you quit work and tell your boss how you felt about him, good or bad?
Would you travel to that “one place” on your bucket list?
Would you go for that one last make-over?
Would you buy an item that you thought you never could afford?
Would I care who would be elected President of the United States?
Perhaps the biggest question would be, would you spend any of your last twenty-four hours contemplating your meeting with The Creator – Almighty God…knowing that every last secret thought, personal actions, and words ever spoken from your entire life will be laid bare for you and God to view together? In the Divine Light there are no excuses, there is no “presenting your case,” the summation of your entire life is your ONLY case.
It is from this platform that I mentally and spiritually communicate when dealing with every one of my civil obligations as a citizen of this country. It may sound strange and you may think me radical, but for me, it is absolutely a necessity in consideration.
If I understand who God is and what God has taught humankind, both in the First and Second Person, then my decisions must hinge on an ascended value system that requires me to render to Caesar through my spiritual obligation first.
Our country was founded with an eye cast to the Creator. It has been blessed accordingly. But, today we have a sickness of mind and spirit that repels an ascended value system and explodes in progressive humanism, worshipping that which joyfully conveys human disorder and disobedience in a light of lauded enlightenment and cordiality.
God’s time is not our time, and our days in this natural realm are numbered universally. If we are to bring ourselves and our country back from the precipice of God’s finite time for us, be it twenty-four hours, twenty-four centuries or twenty-four thousand years we must ascend spiritually to a higher path. One that asks us to consider the END result and the moment of truth that will be waiting for all of us in unveiled accuracy and consequential adjudication.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Susi Pittman is founder of CatholicStewardsofCreation.com and Owner-President of Twin Oaks Publishing; she is author of Animals in Heaven? Catholics Want to Know!; a member of the St. John’ s Catholic Writers Guild; a member of the Florida Publishers Association, Independent Book Publishers Association, the National Association of Professional Women, the ASPCA, the National Wildlife Federation, the Humane Society of the United States and the National Audubon society.
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