Togetherness
Ralph Profitt | June 26, 2018

Do we have a crisis of the spirit -- that can only be solved with answers of the spirit?
Oh how those Nations and other hostile groups, who would harm us -- or, certainly not always acting, nor wishing for our best interests; must be silently cheering or openly gloating with all the inner dissensions and divisiveness they are presently witnessing in our confused America:   An imagined unity that appears to exist in name only.

It all seems so frightfully familiar.   Forgetting an earlier warning once voiced from George Santayana:   “For those who do not learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.”

Abraham Lincoln -- long a student of the Bible, also warned in an 1858 speech -- prior to the beginning of our American Civil War:   “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”     Mark 3:24-25 (the Bible)
On March 30, 1863, after he was President, Abraham Lincoln declared a National Day of Prayer and Fasting.   He wrote:   “We have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has grown. . . . . . . But we have forgotten God.”

Attitudes that existed during those tumultuous times are eerily similar to those of today -- with potentially awful consequences:   To be anticipated if we do not change.

We are angrily arguing and infighting over every conceivable subject imaginable --including, but not limited to political and economic policies, racial, and ideological differences, immigration issues and numerous others -- to mention only a few.

And here is what is shocking:   No one seems willing or necessarily interested in seeding any kind of rational agreements -- with any reasonable or viable compromise or consensuses and accord seemingly possible:   Instead; only hostile plans and emotional intentions to falsely label demonize, humiliate and destroy any differing thoughts, hopes, purposes, and ideals of others.

No nation in history has ever remained strong with such continued discord and broadening differences:   Consumed by such vicious warring factions and bitter infighting.

We are drowning and being suffocated with deep divisions of volatile anger and antagonisms where the very basis of decent morality and civil politeness, courtesy, and mutual respect for others is being removed and subjugated to misinformed, uninformed, and misconstrued thoughts and prejudices of others.

Groups and individuals who want only to blindly listen to those who spew out only what they want to hear and reinforce a distorted thought or vindictive opinion of what they may think they already know, and totally unwilling to consider any differing possibilities or other considerations.

No nation on the this earth has ever been able to defeat us as the home of the brave and land of the free.   But will we destroy ourselves from within our own Country?   Do we have a crisis of the spirit -- that can only be solved with answers of the spirit?

On March 30, 1863, after he was President, Abraham Lincoln declared a National Day of Prayer and Fasting.   He wrote:   “We have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has grown. . . . . . . But we have forgotten God.”

To those who might scorn or ridicule such precepts -- let us hope and pray we can find it in our hearts to humble ourselves and seriously think and intend on how best each of us can help unify this great Nation, that we have been so abundantly blessed; and let let God bring us all together once again:
Before it is too late.




 
 


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