“Make the Master proud of you by being good citizens.
Respect the authorities, whatever their level; they are God’s emissaries for keeping order.
It is God’s will that by doing good, you might cure the ignorance of the fools who think you’re a danger to society.
Exercise your freedom by serving God, not by breaking the rules.
Treat everyone you meet with dignity.
Love your spiritual family.
Respect the government.”
1 Peter 2:13-17 MSG
Waste Not the Good Citizen Card
Show respect for the offices of power
Show respect for civil law
Show that love conquers fear
Show yourself to be one who can
Cross the street, shake a neighbor’s hand
Keep the peace, follow God’s plan
Which never includes giving up what you believe
Or keeping your opinions up your sleeve.
Instead it is up to you and me, to be
Prayerful first, exhibiting courage based on kindness
Not empty mindedness.
To echo scripture: Revere God, respect, love, and serve
Go over the top, give more than others seem to deserve
Waste not the mandate to be a good citizen.