Advice for President Obama on planning ahead
Max’s advice for March 1, 2009
Dear President Obama,
Max grew up as the son of a man who knew ‘ALL’ the answers to the problems of the world. Max’s father said so! Many times, his father let everyone know that anyone who didn’t know that he had the answers was a turkey or a knucklehead.
The famous Ma Bell, the second most powerful force in the world (next to God of course), thought so much of Max’s father’s opinions, that she made him ‘Supervisor of Troubles’. This is true!
The advice Max promised you, President Obama.
Planning for Easter!
Wow, how the time has passed. Two weeks ago you were dealing with Valentine’s Day and now you have to start thinking about Easter. When, you say, will you possibly get the time for this with the economic meltdown, foreign wars and tax-avoiding appointees.
Don’t worry, that is exactly why you have to plan ahead. The First Lady will handle the most difficult parts of the job. But as President you have to think about how the people and your daughters think about this day.
It isn’t an easy day for a president in a country that contains every stripe of Christian, Jew, Buddist, Muslim, and Morman, just to name a few of the multitudes affected by how you celebrate this day.
Mr. President, you will be expected to attend church for Easter. Which church you choose will affect the feelings of many people. Will you attend a church that has declared that only people with a narrow belief are to be saved or a church that looks to a view of good that saves everyone? That is just the first of the things you have to plan.
How much of the day will you give over to your family and how much to the nation? Will the Easter eggs be filled with tooth destroying candy or something monetary? Oh! You have a lot of decisions to make.
Will you address the nation reflecting on the lives of those that came before and after Jesus, showing mankind a more embracing way to deal with our lives, such as Ghandi, Dr. King, Daniel and others? Or will you address the nation on the economic woes of life in these United States?
Decisions, decisions, what will you do. There is no Secretary of Easter to assign this mission to. Yet you know that as innocent as it seems, the meaning of Easter is no simple matter for the American people.
A day like Easter can be enlightening for people independent of religious belief if it is portrayed as a day when one of the nation’s many religious views is celebrated around the life of a person who taught peace and love. If, independent of your feelings about this person, we can recognize that everyone created has a special mission to make this a better place to live. And, if we can recognize those that followed what they believed in their hearts to bring to the world of their time a closer and more meaningful relationship between people.
Max wishes you well in all your efforts to unite.
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Link one is the pagan roots of Easter.
Link two is the Christian tradition of Easter.