It is resurrection Sunday. Easter. In Christianity, it is the most important of all days. It is the day Christ arose from the grave achieving victory over man’s most feared event. Death. Without the resurrection, there is no Christianity. There is no light. There is only darkness.
In my life, there was a time when God was far from first. It was Army (Country) first. Family was a contingency getting needed attention whenever duty permitted. God? He was found at the sterile, generic protestant service held on Sundays at every military base chapel. It is the place where the duty-minded went on Sundays because they wanted to be noticed by the important, higher ranking, people in attendance and who were there for the same reasons – they too wanted to be seen. Nowadays it would not surprise me if they do not attend for the opposite reasons. They cannot show any God bias on base. Rather they should abandon God altogether, or at least any hint that they might hold Christian beliefs, in the name of diversity and tolerance. Great militaries become great because they exist and function from a principled foundation. When they abandon the basic principles that are their foundation, they fail and usually catastrophically. Our Army is dying a slow, agonizing death. It can be reborn.
I worked hard to be good at what I did. Often it was to the neglect of other, in reflection, more important things. I heard a wise and scholarly man declare once that when you find yourself on your death bed, you will not be wishing you spent more time at work. In life, we do not get do overs. What is past is past. We cannot go back and fix the past. There are many in our society however that pretend to do it every day and generally to the detriment of those they claim to help. No. You cannot change the past. You can only go forward from where you are. You can however, choose not to repeat the past.
America is dead. Suffering for many years from a great number of lethal maladies starting with the abandonment of God, to moral relativism, to political correctness, to identity group fascism…. All of it driven by an individual self-centeredness wholly incompatible with our national motto. The motto that shakes the progressive-communist, Godless mind to its very core. In God We Trust.
Each couple of years, we convince ourselves that the upcoming election is the most important ever and if we win it we can save the country. All we have to do is put the right group of people in charge. When elections do turn the leadership of Sodom on the Potomac upside down, as we have seen, they resolve nothing. Progressivism, the disease, infects all politicians. The disease can only be cured when career corrupt politicians are replaced by servants of the people following the law of our land. Even with that, we cannot put our hope in any single man or woman as not one can save our country.
When the representatives of the United States of America declared our independence they did so “appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions.” They closed the declaration professing “a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence.”
America, as she was founded, is dead. Like other failed states through history, corrupt men and women in the seat of government have been allowed to lead us away from our foundation. We have allowed them to strip away our freedoms, to squander our national wealth, and to create dependency on an entity that cannot sustain itself. We have federal agencies, each with its own army, prepared to enforce what these corrupt people have put in place. As much as it saddens me to say it, darkness is over our nation. We cannot fix the past. We can move forward from here. We can have an American resurrection by returning to God and our founding principles and by living up to our nation motto.
Darkness cannot exist in the light.
© 2014 J. D. Pendry