Divided We Fall
Democrats and Republicans.
It’s nasty. Partisan wars. Character assassination is the glory of media. Good and evil. The other party is evil. The other party is never good.
Satan’s trap has been laid for our own self-immolation.
Debate is no longer an art. It is Schifty accusation with the twinkle of self-righteousness in the eye.
What can we do? Pews are being asked to choose sides outside. Inside the message of the pulpit remains the same. Serve one another and serve the poor. Cherish the Truth of the Word. Don’t change it to suit the morays of the times. Forgive sinners, but don’t validate their sin.
Agree to disagree so you can still hold hands and pray together. Tradition is not evil. Manners are not evil. Saying “no” is not evil.
Man and woman were created to be different. The Womb is the cathedral of our Cross. Our children are to be taught good and evil, respect, and compassion, and only the Truth. A mother is not meant to be a father. A father is a man, the head of household, the protector. The mother is the nurturer and teacher of Love.
The family is the cornerstone of existence. It is under siege by a multitude of opinions and aberrant media characterizations. Normal, loving, prayerful, encouraging, parent and child are the glue of creation.
Who are we to redefine this blessing?
Millenniums of sin has not destroyed the family.
Theological differences have come and gone. Pastors come and go.
Penny for your thoughts?
Chris Bent, former Navy SEAL UDT-21, is the author of 12 books and founder of the Navy SEALs For Christ. Troubled by all the pain and injustice in the world he is driven to write in brief chapters that touch universal truths. Helping us search and find where we are meant to go. Helping us make a difference. Helping us not to quit. Hopefully.