Oct. 18, 2017

The Danger of Division

“If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” Mark 3:25

In my opinion, our nation is unraveling. I promise that I will not get political, but I feel compelled to share with you that I have moved from intense anger to deep sorrow. Our country is more divided now than it has been in several decades. One group points the finger at the other. Our free press is taking too many liberties, but if we eliminate a free press we are all robbed of liberty.

There are so many issues, from my perspective, that we are straddling the fence between improvement and destruction.

God requires that His children examine their motives. I’ve spent a great deal of time asking myself, “Is my voice adding to the improvement or contributing to the destruction?” It’s a hard question to ask; especially, since I have very strong opinions when it comes to righteousness and social justice. I am still responsible for my attitude, words, and input.

I think America has been so blessed in the past that we may take our status in the world for granted. We are not only the major voice in the free world, we are a major player on the world stage. While I understand some would prefer we roll up our sidewalks and shut our doors to outsiders, that is most likely not going to happen in our global economy. People need people. People need us. Our own people need us.

It’s time to face our fears. Why are we infighting? Why are we willing to sacrifice relationships over politicians who don’t know us and really do not care about us as individuals? The best thing for America is for Americans to love and respect one another. I know it is hard. Believe me, I know it is hard. I pray that we will put the past election behind us and stop trying to pave the way for the next election. Be in the moment. Live for today. Tomorrow has enough worries of its own.

Be an American. Let’s stop being a Republican or a Democrat. Let’s quit pitting black against white. Let’s help males and females understand one another and work together. Let’s join hands and make our country great again. After all, the American people made America great; not a specific leader.