Priorities? $300M Terrorist Trial vs $100M Aid for Haiti.

We are a nation comprised of compassionate people. We are quick to help those in need and to support relief efforts. We are a giving people- quick to volunteer and fund compassion projects. So here we are with a major disaster near our borders. The American people are focused/mobilizing to help our neighbors. And yet, there are those that are concerned about their own agendas….

This is a teachable moment. There are two types of people- Outward focused or Self focused.

Outward – focused people think more about the well being of others more than themselves. They are willing to sacrifice to help others.  The adverse is Self – focused people. They think of only themselves and have a what’s in it for me mentality. You cannot be both. There is no compromise between these two positions. You are either one or the other. Outward focused or Self focused. They are a choice. Which one will you choose?

So, here’s a thought – let’s be outward focused and leave the terrorists at Gitmo and use the millions of dollars that would otherwise be spent/wasted on a few (ex. lawyers, security, etc). And let’s help those in desperate need now.

Here’s a reminder for all of us….

“Give a cool cup of water to someone who is thirsty, for instance. The smallest act of giving or receiving makes you a true apprentice. You won’t lose out on a thing.” (the words of Jesus, found in the bible – Matthew 10:42)