An open letter to Levy County residents
To the editor:
Hello, it’s me again-the short, fat, hairy legged guy with the big hat.
Words will never express the gratitude my family and I have for you. We must say thank you again to the 8,818 voters last November. We were humbled and blessed then and continue to be today by those who have fought for almost nine more months for my appointment.
Thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement. Thank you for your continued communications with Tallahassee.
Understandably you are angry. We are as well. The people’s voice was heard.
However the choice was made to go the way of personal gain and special interest. While we count the decision made as a loss, I tell you we are not losers. We participated by presenting our ideals, stood up for what we believed in and made our voices heard.
When it came time to be counted, our ideals and beliefs were simply not chosen enough and ultimately not chosen at all by Gov. Crist.
Today, I offer prayers and encouragement for all of us. I pray to not let our anger guide our actions, to not allow bitterness to have a home in our hearts and to forgive. I remind you; those who chose to stand against us are just as we -sinners- and are a people as well.
Today I move forward asking this question; What does God say about all this? And I find comfort through these words and hope you are able as well. Love your neighbor as yourself, Hate the act of sin but not the sinner, Forgive if you want to be forgiven.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, You reap what you sow and knowing nothing can be hid from God, he sees and hears it all.
I encourage you to stand proud, stay strong and keep fighting for PEOPLE not politics. On Aug. 8 at 9 a.m. on the Levy County Courthouse steps, there was a rally planned for our voices to be heard in Tallahassee. Will you join instead so that our voices may be heard in heaven?