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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Holiday Nightmares - 5 Apr 2006
By Mary T. Hoffman

Why is it that nearly every holiday is turned into a nightmare for animals and for thoughtful people who truly care about animals? The next one coming up is Easter, also known as Resurrection Day because it is the day when Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus after His crucifixion.

For many years, caring people have been trying to discourage the giving of baby animals to children as Easter gifts. Yet this heartless exploitation goes on year after year.

For example, in the latest issue of the local free newspaper that arrived in our mail, there is an ad with the heading “Easter Special 16th Annual Chick Day Sale!” Beneath this are these words, with pictures to match: “Chicks, Bunny Rabbits, and Ducklings.” And to add insult to injury, this ad mentions that a local “4-H club will provide informational displays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.”

Cruel traditions are proudly passed on to the next generation and die hard. It takes people with real “guts” to promote peaceful, compassionate change. The cowardly submissive (a. k. a. “gutless wonders”) follow society’s sociopaths and bullies (I call ’em the way I see ’em!), who are only too happy to dominate, exploit, and set the standards. And don’t forget: “legal” standards do not necessarily equate with “ethical” or “compassionate.”

When will the world begin to celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus with the compassion for all of His creation that He came to earth to establish two thousand years ago?  

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