Monday, June 18, 2012

We've Lost Our Purpose As a Nation

There was a day and time when our nation had purpose. It was us against the world. We held values dear to our hearts and we fought for what was right.

I didn’t live in that time. But I wish I had. I wish I’d lived when men had valor and they respected women. When our nation was promoted and rooted in Christian values.  When neighbor stood with neighbor.

Now, instead of it being us against the world – it’s us against each other.  We fight for everything we think is against our own views and standards.

There is a saying – “a divided house falls.” And that is what is happening to our great country. Instead of standing together, we pick each other apart.

We blame everyone but ourselves. But it is “ourselves” who have done this thing. We’ve lost our purpose. We’ve lost our vision. We’ve lost our values, ethics, and moral code of conduct.

We’ve lost our patriotism.

Before anything will change, we must take a hard look at ourselves and our greed. We must be ready to sacrifice social gain for the common good. We must be willing to put our families first and once again, bow to God.

It’s the only way.

I for one, believe in my country. I believe in its people. Our people just need to remember how to believe in themselves again. Believe in what our great country once stood for. Believe in what is GOOD.

Lest we continue to run aimlessly and irrevocably lost and destroying one another from within.

It’s up to us. It’s up to ….you.

One person does matter. One person does make a difference.  Look back in history at all the “one” men who mattered and made a difference. Yes, the stakes may be high. But isn’t liberty, justice, and freedom for all worth it? 

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