Walking With the Enemy
I just saw a short video clip of the so-called “leaders” of China and North Korea walking down a long hallway…smiling and talking like good friends. And a couple of thoughts popped into my head immediately. First, don’t we here in America do an awful lot of buying from China? I mean, it seems like 9 out of 10 things I see in just about any store were made in China. That means they’re getting tons and tons and tons of money from us. The second thing that popped into my head was…”Hey! Isn’t that Rocket Man from North Korea? Isn’t he a brat tyrant who murders his own people? And isn’t he our enemy?” Well, why is the so-called “leader” of China walking with the enemy?
Could it be that Xi-Xi and Kimmy aren’t enemies?
Gasp! Say it ain’t so Sam. Ah, but I’m guessing it IS so. Sure, they might not be true fishing buddies. But they’re not exactly enemies either. In their own ways, each of them would just as soon see America be assimilated into their despicable cultures. But since that can’t happen…yet…they’ll satisfy themselves to rake in the money and use it to develop more ways to destroy us from within.
Maybe I’m just crazy for thinking such things. Or am I? Does it make sense to give up what you cannot lose to gain what you cannot keep? Think about that, and see if it applies to the actions in China and North Korea.
Anytime you’re walking with the enemy, you’ll be dealing with temptation, trouble, and tribulation. That applies to your home life, business, family, and friends. Choose wisely.
I remember, when my Dad was in the middle of a nine year battle with kidney failure, he told me most people can expect 5 or less true friends to show up at their funeral. Emphasis on TRUE friends. It was true of his funeral, and I’ve seen a number of others where it was true as well. Just because someone isn’t your true friend doesn’t mean they’re your enemy. But it does mean you have to be cautiously aware at all times.
Walking the enemy isn’t always noticeable at first.
You might decide to compromise on a service you offer. Or you might “forget” to give your customer back their change. It could be something as inconspicuous as saying something false about your competitors. Whatever it is, it’s good to be on guard against it. That way you can ward it off before it happens. But that’s gonna take probably more brain power and willpower than you have on your own. So, what can you do?
Apply Christian principles. Even if you’re not a Christian, you can’t fail when you apply principle from the one person who knows everything about you. Jesus said you should do unto others as you would have them do unto you. And that’s a good rule to live by whether you believe there’s an eternal afterlife or not.
Who have you been walking with?