Only One Way To Make America Great Again!

I am old enough to remember when America was the greatest nation ever. What we are being told will make America great again is not a guarantee. There is only one way that we can guarantee that America will become great again. It is found in Scripture.

Mark 12:29–31 “Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” (NLT) (HEART, SOUL, MIND, STRENGTH)

The Jewish people had 613 commandments that they were required to follow, but none were as important as this one. I remember when many Americas lived by the Golden Rule. Many may remember when J. C. Penny used to use the Golden Rule as their model. The emphasis was on treat your neighbor as you would yourself. This is what made America great because people were kind to others and never took advantage of them. There were always exceptions as the world has always been filed with evil.

Years ago many lived on farms or at least they had a garden and produced much of what they ate. In the summer, most everyone would can vegetables that would last until the following year. People seemed to be more peaceful and their needs were being met without government help. There were jobs for everyone and I started working summers when I was in the fifth grade. As a teenager, there were always jobs available for anyone who wanted to work.

Living by the Golden Rule made a difference in my life. We were taught the following Scripture: Philippians 2:4 – “Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.” Romans 15:2 – “We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord.” I Corinthians 10:24 – “Don’t be concerned for your own good but for the good of others.”

My first summer in college, I tried to use these Scriptures as how I would work with others. The second summer I was promoted to assistant production foreman for Birds Eye Frozen Foods. The third summer I was promoted to night production foreman over 250 employees. The similar thing happened after I graduated and went to work for Montgomery Ward. After six years, I was promoted to store manager and did that for twenty-three years. I then started my own business as an investment advisor and using the Golden Rule, we have about 500 clients without any advertisement.

Intellectually, I am just an average person. The moral of this above information is that if everyone would get back to practicing the Golden Rule and do for others as you would do for yourself, America would become great again.

Can you imagine any political leader stressing that is how to make America great again? The ACLU and every atheistic person would revolt. They would tar and feather them and run them out of America. This is why we are no longer the nation we originally were.

Young people, if you want to live at peace and become prosperous try living by the Golden Rule. You do not have to tell anyone. However, management will see that you stand out over others because of hard work and how you treat others. You will not find everyone you work with having pleasing personalities but you treat them like you would want to be treated. Having had over 4,000 employees, over 29 years in nine different stores, I can tell you what it takes to become successful. Work with a passion because you are working to please God and live His commandment that we treat others as we would want to be treated, unconditionally. That means NEVER take advantage of anyone.

It WORKS and that’s a guarantee!

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