Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Good Citizenship

"Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men" (Titus 3:1-2, NIV).

In the spirit of America's Independence Day, here are a few ways to be good citizens (without being political):

1. Obey the traffic laws.
2. Pray for our leaders.
3. Recycle.
4. Volunteer at a pregnancy resource center or adoption agency.
5. Initiate a canned food drive at your work place for a local food bank.
6. Adopt a pet at a local animal shelter. (But leave behind the pit bulls.)
7. Donate blood.
8. Join the military.
9. Pay your taxes.
10. Invest time in your family.

Feel free to add to the list. Thanks for reading, and have a happy 4th of July!


MIke said...

This may be too simple, but care for others. In a world that is fast paced and seems to care for no-one, let us be a people and nation that cares.

Matthew said...

My wife and I are into recycling more.

Mike said...


Caring for the environment is also something that should be added to the list.

Terry said...

You're right. One cannot be a good citizen without caring for others. Also, caring for the environment is an excellent way to be a good citizen.

We also recycle. It's good to live in a city that makes recycling possible.