Charity Restores the Human Spirit, Delivering Faith and Hope

Editor’s Note: The following is based on an excerpt from 'The Glenn Beck Program' on December 12, 2016.

I have something on the wall in my office. It's notes from Hugh Stafford, one of the guys imprisoned in the Hanoi Hilton during the Vietnam War. He talks about how you're not supposed to judge others and how important it is to forgive others, even if they're not asking you for forgiveness.

I can't think of another way that we survive because the world is going over a cliff. I haven't changed. I haven't changed my principles ---not a single one. The principle is still the Constitution of the United States. I don't believe in progressivism. I believe in the Constitution.

More importantly, I have faith. And I have hope because I have seen the charitable works of America. I know Americans. I know where their heart really is. Sometimes it just gets buried.

If we can't find that heart at this time, well, then we're not the people we once were and should be. The fundamental transformation of America will have happened. You see, the fundamental transformation of America was never about the policies. The fundamental transformation of America was really about getting you to shut up and sit down and not be good.

Sometimes the people on the left, they don't believe that we are good. They believe that we only cling to our God and our guns and have antipathy towards others, that we don't care.

But I know that's not true, on the left and the right, I know that's not true. There are bad guys on the right and bad guys on the left, but the majority of us are Americans for all of the good things that that means.

The answer is always faith, hope and charity.

And look what's happening to our faith on little things: The war on Christmas, the destruction of tradition. The degradation of all things that are sacred until there's nothing sacred anymore. All the way to the city policy in Houston of turning in sermons so they can see what pastors are preaching. The removal of prayer in school. Quite honestly, the damage that Christians have done to Christianity. What does it even mean anymore?

We've lost hope that our children will do better. We've lost hope in the idea that America is already great, that we've already lost our shining city on the hill. We've put our faith and our hope in men and in parties, and we've lost our hope as we attack the family. And we're told charity is the government's responsibility. We're told constantly that we're not charitable, that people are lazy, they get what they deserve. We're being divided by hatred, and we're not seeing people as people anymore.

Faith is perfect knowledge. The perfect knowledge of the things you know that are true, but don't see. I know who we are, but I don't necessarily see it.

You want to have faith and hope? You want to really change the world? I'll show you how we do it.

We went out on Saturday as a family and as a church. And we found a battered women's shelter and the number of kids there and how old they were. Then we went shopping for them. It was really quite cool. Five truckloads of toys for these kids.

We got to shop for the boys, and the ladies and girls shopped for the girls. So Raphe and Tim and I went in the toy aisle, and, I mean, it was great. We got to buy the things that we would have wanted. So I was over with the Star Wars things with Raphe, and Tim was over with the Batman stuff. We bought for certain ages and we kept everything separated.

What the church had done --- which I think is great --- they put everything into a warehouse, like a store, and then the moms got to shop for what the kids wanted. So we built a toy store for free for these moms in the battered shelter. Oh, it was so great.

I don't know a single person that didn't walk out of there restored. Helping others restores you. Charity is the way to hope and faith --- and healing our country.

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Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss the Left's current efforts to rid the U.S. military of "extremism," Democrats' push to separate President Joe Biden from the nuclear codes, and how conservatives can use government to battle the far-left, their policies, and their efforts to control Americans.

Crenshaw called the military's efforts to rid their ranks of extremism, "so obviously and clearly politically motivated," as the entire premise is based on reports that some active service members and veterans participated in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.

"Mathematically, that's not a good indication of where active duty military stand or where veterans stand more broadly," Crenshaw said of the generalization that military personnel are extremists. "And I thought we were against that kind of profiling. Right? I thought that was against the liberal values that supposedly the Left stands for."

"But, Glenn, you know very well the Left is not liberal," he added. "The Left is very anti-liberal. And I think as conservatives, we have to say that more often. They have become genuinely authoritarian. Progressivism is not in sync with liberalism. All right? There's a big difference between an Alan Dershowitz liberal and a Democrat Party progressive. They're totally different."

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Glenn Beck: THIS is why Biden nominated Merrick Garland as attorney general

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Many will remember President Biden's attorney general nominee Merrick Garland as the man Republicans refused to hold a Supreme Court confirmation hearing for back in 2016. So, was Garland's AG nomination just meant to be a slap in the face to Republicans? Glenn Beck thinks there's a lot more to it.

Given how focused Democrats are on rooting out vaguely defined "right-wing extremism," Garland's work in supervising the prosecution of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing suspects gives us a hint, Glenn suggested on radio this week. He said he's "all for" stopping dangerous extremists, but couldn't help noticing how Garland isn't talking about any of the destruction that happened over the summer.

"I am all for justice. I am all for making sure we catch the bad guys, as long as the bad guys are not defined to be on only one side," Glenn said. "Merrick Garland said [Monday] that there was no comparison between what happened on January 6th and what happened over the summer. That is because the Washington elites see themselves as better than somebody who owns a taco stand. I don't. The Constitution doesn't. They are the same crime."

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"All rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef. You can get used to the taste difference," said holy anointed billionaire Bill Gates. Green activism has been around for decades. But what used to be wacky has now worked its way into the world's power structure. You must believe the science. You cannot question the science.

The Texas power failure provided America with a disturbing and deadly preview of the Great Reset. But Bill Gates, AOC, and other Democrats say this only proves we need to enforce MORE green policies.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck reveals how deep the Great Reset tentacles reach into government and business to strangle freedom and their efforts to control every aspect of your private life.

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Why are we letting criminals out of prison while putting pastors in? Pastor James Coates of Canada's GraceLife Church was recently fined, arrested, and put in maximum security prison for violating lockdown rules.

Rebel News founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to discuss the story. Ezra said he's noticed a trend of government officials "picking on" Christians as "lockdownism" becomes almost a new kind of religion, and warned this might be just the start of more persecution to come.

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