I’m becoming so weary of turmoil. Is it all social media driven in this country? Maybe so, but who drives those sources? Often I feel a need to warn or inform my friends on Facebook of certain facts I have been sent. After all, the information appears factual and should be passed along. However, within an hour, if not sooner, I am sent a link that describes what has been written as truth actually has no basis of truth whatsoever. Why didn’t I check out the information before forwarding it onward? Didn’t I desire to know the truth beforehand?
What is it about our culture that often causes us to hit the forward button immediately? Why not take the time to actually check out a source and the possible damaging incorrect information it contains? Sounds like the game of gossip we used to play as children. In that game, one sentence is spoken into the ear of the first participant and passed along to others. By the time that sentence reaches the ear of the last participant the sentence is completely different. Yes, this is a child’s game, but currently it appears this country is behaving like children.
God teaches us to love one another; to do for others as we would want others to do for us and to put Him first in our lives. Is that a rule you have embedded into your own life? I’ve heard countless people speak less of God and more about how we should all be good people, doing good things and living good lives. How’s that working for the country as a whole?
This world, although we are made in God’s image (and that includes every single individual ever born), has a carnal nature. Add to that carnal nature the gift of free will to choose how we live, what we do and to whom we give our love and allegiance, and we have a world of Eves ready to bite that shiny apple of doing what we think is right without any help from a Supreme Being. The world of “goodness” that is trying to be attained is a lofty goal that will never be reached until Jesus returns.
We can blame media and they should take some blame. After recently watching a series on the life of Princess Diana, how can media not take responsibility for hounding that woman 24/7? Yes, there were other circumstances on the night of her accident, but really, needing to watch her every move and reporting it to the public as if we needed to have a peephole into the intimate parts of her life?
Do we honestly need to know every step the military is taking to defend us? Do we need to issue an opinion about each decision that is made in the Oval Office? Do we need to rewrite history and slash moments that we can use to teach further generations about the Civil War? Shouldn’t we teach the wrongs about this particular war? Should we take all the remnants of the Holocaust out of Washington, D.C., so as not to offend future generations raised in the Jewish religion instead of teaching humanity and all religions this should never transpire again?
I was reminded recently of the Viet Nam war. Such a time of unrest in this country as the war was blasted by young people. Meanwhile, my brother was serving his country in Viet Nam. While the support of the troops was at an all time low, my brother was hitting the ground trying to get to the barracks where breakfast was being served because some of those from that country, disguising themselves to be helpers and workers in the kitchen, were lying in wait underneath the barracks shooting at the soldiers as they were making their way to breakfast.
Was there a ticker tape parade for him? Did he receive special treatment when he returned home? Should my family be raising our voices for something that happened in ‘60’s and protest injustices? Should we demand anything that is visible that supports the remembrance of the Viet Nam War be removed because it brings back harsh memories of my mother crying every night when she watched the nightly news attempting to get a glimpse of her son and know he was still alive?
Speaking of the military, don’t we share a disappointment to the point of outrage that the freedoms upon which we enjoy are watching as a small percentage of individuals in the public eye take a knee to the National Anthem? The blood of family members and friends, shed on foreign fields to keep us safe from harm, sung in those words of an anthem that represents the United States of America, is being used for demonstration purposes? All the while these individuals are collecting an astronomical sum of money for playing a game on the football fields of the United States of America?? They can only take that knee due to the freedoms given through the bloodshed of our military warriors representing that same red, white and blue? Will that man or woman who died to give you the freedom to take a knee….will their loved ones ever receive a paycheck in the amount of one of yours?? Would you give your life for the flag that flies over your head every day as you live in this great country??
This country appears currently to be at one another’s throat. Let’s get Americans against one another and have a brawl…what exactly will that accomplish? Whether you are a Christian or not, I can tell you from my personal belief Satan is having a hay day. He wants us to hurt one another, speak injustices, and hate opposition to our self-inflicted, self-righteousness. He desires to dredge up each and every mistake ever made in our country’s history inciting an attempt to erase occurrences that took place hundreds of years.
Truth…we desire it, we crave it, and we long to know it. But we also need to understand truth can only be revealed through belief in God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Until we seek the face of our Creator and fill the deep longing in our souls for the peace that only He can give, we will never know the true meaning of truth and live in harmony with our fellowman.