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By The Grace Of God

“I’m a self made man” many egotistical people

“We leave this world the same way we enter, equal” FeatherLeaf

So many people fail to realize that they have a responsibility to their fellow man. That whatever talents they have were a gift and that they are but temporary. 

Grace photoI firmly believe that this world is but temporal and that there is another spiritual world after this one. I also believe that our fate in the next life depends on what we do in this life. We will be held accountable for our deeds and actions.

All men are not created equal. That is a ridiculous and absurd statement. Talents vary as well as social and economic conditions. Some are given more and some are given less, but all are given some. I like to tell the story of Reggie a  man who suffers from mental retardation. We were preparing new testaments at the church for distribution. In the front cover we were peeling a large sticker and pasting it on the book. The task was very difficult to do without wrinkling the sticker. But Reggie with infinite patience placed on every single sticker he did perfectly, whereas I always put it on with some kind of blemish.

The majority of people use their gifts selfishly to simply take care of themselves. While taking care of family is noble it is also an extension of self. That is the vanity of liberalism, to give some sum of money to a ‘worthy’ organization and walk away absolved of all responsibility. “My generous contribution did my part,” so they think.

Martin Luther King was a great leader. I don’t care about his faults as we all for short. Martin Luther King was comfortable addressing thousands of people and being with the people in the protests. Martin Luther King was dedicated to the cause with the whole of his being. He was arrested for what he believed in and suffered greatly. Today, the pundits that would like to claim his legacy cannot even begin to compare. In fact all they do is placate the righteous anger of the movement instead of inspiring and mobilizing by feeding off of the energy.

What we need in this world is a convergence to the paradigm that we need to focus on making this world better for everybody. That is I should apply my talents, resources and time into creating a better world. Acts of kindness and treating people with love and respect are essentials in this movement. We must starting thinking of ourselves as all being  on the same level. No matter if you are rich or poor you are worthy of love and respect and should be treated so.

Unfortunately greed and personal ambition sabotage the good work of many people. The people do not control the United States government rather the rich do. That is why we can spend so much on military spending but neglect health care, infrastructure and education. On another note Israel receives more money than any state and they have free health care thanks to our aid.

When people use their gifts solely to satisfy their own personal aspirations only bad things will result. Lies, cheating and manipulation becomes the normal practice. I have to laugh at the hypocrisy of the United States Government. The federal government is suing to California government over California’s protection of illegal immigrants. After all the rule of law must be enforced. Yet at the same time the United States Government is cheating the Native Americans of their treaty rights. It is not the rule of law that the federal government is concerned about but rather their own agenda. We the people of the United States must organize and assert our will upon this nation before it is too late. Greed unchecked will only lead us to utter devastation.

God gave us everything in the world we need to create a wonderful a beautiful place. If we only used the gifts given to us to build a greater good. How are you using what God gave you? How will you answer to what you did on the day of judging?

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By The Grace Of God

John Kaniecki

John Kaniecki is a full-time caregiver for his wife Sylvia. He is a published writer and works with the Church of Christ. John has lived with bipolar for over thirty years and has been hospitalized nine times, three of which were committed. John has chronicled his life story in his memoirs "More Than The Madness". Also of note is John's book of poetry "Murmurings Of A Mad Man" which are poems written about being committed in Graystone Psychiatric Hospital. John believes in the power of words to change the world for the better. His website can be seen here. His books can be seen on Amazon. You can visit his personal blog "Turn A Page Or Two" here.

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APA Reference
Kaniecki, J. (2018). By The Grace Of God. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 15, 2018, from


Last updated: 9 Mar 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 9 Mar 2018
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