What happened to America, the land of the brave and the free?
I believe we’ve carried our freedom too far. We’ve twisted what it was supposed to mean into something that is evil.
At one time the men and women in America worked in fields barely scratching out a living. They worked in factories that were dark and hot with no windows. They worked in coal mines destroying their lungs. In so many different ways our country’s workers gave their best in the worst conditions to take care of their families.
Yet people migrated to our country so they could live the American dream, too.
We were a country others looked up to. A country where Americans embraced hard work, neighbors, and good will. Oh, sure, there were the criminals who sought to grab power. But there were more people who loved God and embraced hard work and loyalty to the land of the free.
Look at us now. We have become a greedy country pushing the poor aside and forgetting about them. It’s all about me, me, me. Forget the neighbors. Forget loyalty. What happened to respect?
Everything has become a competition, but no one wants to lose. And the winners point fingers and act like spoiled bullies. The news media talks about bullying of school children. Where do you think they learned this? The adults in this country have become the biggest bullies of all time. People are screaming their opinions and then hating on those who don’t agree with them. I’ve never seen such disrespect for our Presidents as I have in the past few years.
We are a weak country and we have destroyed ourselves. No wonder we have become targets for terrorists. As I think about the difference in the world since my childhood to now, I cry.
So I am praying for God’s will to be done. I am praying for him to change the hearts of all those in government and all those who have been drawn to the darkness of hatred and bitterness. I pray for our country, for the healing of our land, for the safety of our children. I pray for the United States of America.
As a writer, I don’t usually talk about politics, and that’s not what I want this blog to portray. It’s not just politics. It is people living with a me first attitude. One day we will have to answer for our actions here on earth. It is time to stop, breathe, and be still and listen to God.
Think before we speak, before we act. Pray for God to open our eyes and hearts to the underlying problems we face every day. Let us look in the mirror and see who we are. No matter how far astray we might be, it isn’t too far away to be saved, to be renewed in heart and spirit.
I ask today that you look into the mirror and be truthful. Let’s spread love, not hate. Let’s be a part of a change for good, not a part of destruction.
Let’s make America a land of people who care about more than our own comfort and greed.