Filed Under (Sharon Nichols) by Sharon Nichols on 08-08-2012
Tagged Under : American Patriotism, Authors-Glenn Beck, Event-Restoring Love, Mormonism, Virtue-Charity, Virtue-Love, Virtue-Respect
Love him or hate him, on July 28, 2012 Glenn Beck hosted something all Christians would say was wonderful. I had the pleasure of attending his “Restoring Love” event on Saturday July 28th and I am so glad I did.
This event has not been widely broadcast on TV but I sure wish it had been. Biased politics and media, along with too much of a “PC” attitude, prevented this event from airing on local and national TV, which is a crying shame.
Yes, Glenn Beck is a Mormon. I do not agree with the Mormon view. But anyone who watches Glenn Beck knows he is not espousing his particular theology on his daily show or the events he hosts. It seems to me that what Glenn Beck is doing is attempting to educate people on exactly what the Constitution is, to educate people on the history of America and trying to bring America back to its roots. Agree or disagree with his personal view, but his goal is one we should all respect.
What exactly IS Glenn Beck trying to do? In a nut shell, he is trying to stimulate in each and every one of us our charitable side, along with taking us back to our American roots. Over the 3 days of the Restoring Love event, the most poignant was on Friday in which 35,000 (yes, 35,000!) people participated in charitable activities. People from all 50 states and about 20 countries came to give of their own time to help over 300 different charities in the Dallas area. This, to me, is incredible! Has anyone heard of such a thing without a disaster to initiate it? I don’t think so, yet the media has ignored it. Why? Because its not controversial? Because it doesn’t fit with their agenda?
Yet let me tell you the most wonderful thing about this event. As I mentioned above, I went to the finale on Saturday night at Dallas Cowboy Stadium. Amazing. 40,000 people attended yet one would have thought it was much less. EVERYONE was so kind. EVERYONE was so courteous and respectful. On my way there, I had people offering for me to sit with them. People were kind and giving. “Please” and “Thank You” were used all the time. No one was cutting in line or shoving to get to the front of the line. While I was sitting in my seat and people were walking by it was “excuse me” and “pardon me”, along with a smile and pat on the shoulder. Speaking with others was as easy as speaking with a familiar friend. It was awesome.
When I was leaving, I made it a point to look for trash or ‘pushy-shovey’ people. Nowhere was to be found. Again, it was amazing, yet more importantly it was refreshing… and invigorating… and reaffirming! There really are people out there who are caring, loving and patriotic… all at the same time!
Unlike the current culture of division and pitting people against each other, this event confirmed to me that America is not totally lost. That there are a good portion of Americans who could care less about politically contrived divisions between people and when push comes to shove, people WILL work together to not only help the downtrodden, but work together to establish a great place to live for everyone.
It was one of the most refreshing and pleasurable events I have ever been to and I hope I am able to attend more.
To see some video, go HERE You will be encouraged.