I never get political when it comes to social media and blogging. The reason for this is that I don’t want my views to stand in the way of what I truly want to say. I feel like in today’s society, people don’t listen to one another anymore. They are just getting angry at whoever doesn’t think the way they think or believe the same way they do. It makes me sad to see how our country is slowly dividing itself.
Do you know what this makes me think of?
The Civil War.
At a time when two very different types of people thought two very different ways, they fought and argued with each other and ultimately ended up dividing our country. We eventually recovered, however, there was a great cost that left a scar on a lot of Americans that will never heal.
I’m not here to say that one side is more right than the other and I’m certainly not taking a side in this post or sharing my political views. However, I really want to stress the fact that no one is being loving on either side and that maybe it’s time that we take a hint from history and start changing something.
Republican, Democrat, Christian, Atheist, we are all one people. We are all part of a larger family. We are all human beings, thus we are to treat each other with respect. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you believe or where you came from or who your family is, it is your duty to love others and respect them no matter what.
It makes me sick to hear about grown adults tearing down other adults and sometimes innocent children because they are different. Why is it that we are constantly demeaning others? Sure, you might say that it’s the human condition. Humans ultimately have either good or evil built into them and they only act on one or the other. I think that gives us too much credit.
Why must we only act on one or the other? Why can’t all of us be good all the time? This topic could go very deep, thus I’m going to leave you with this simple story.
God created all things good. Before the creation of the world, God created an angel of light that rebelled against God, wanting to be a god himself. He was cast out of the heavens and we know his name as Satan. The reason people aren’t good all the time is because Adam and Eve allowed sin to enter our world in the garden of Eden. Because they allowed sin to enter, we now have to live with the consequences of our ancestors’ actions.
Satan is a liar and a thief. He is the one who tempted Eve to eat the fruit. He is the one who is thrilled that his master plan of crushing God’s people is coming to fruition. We are all God’s people, whether you believe in Him or not. Because of this, Satan wants to take each and every one of us down. He wants to make sure that no one believes in God, that everyone turns against one another, that no one has peace, or healing, or love.
Does any of that make any sense?
God did NOT create evil. He created only GOOD. The whole Bible is filled with love and good. But, it doesn’t sugar coat the consequences of living in sin. When you let sin into your life, there will be a side effect that is not so pleasant.
Now let’s get back to today’s world. With the politics of what’s happening in our country, who to vote for, and the press, it’s becoming more and more difficult to trust anyone.
Am I right?
I feel like people are becoming more and more untrustworthy. Basically, there have been so many “cry wolf” moments that no one can be trusted. The anger, bitterness, and rage that is coming out of America is so putrid that it is dividing our people, not just a little, but so horribly that people are literally hating on others – including children.
When will this hate stop? When will people realize how hypocritical they are being? When will good finally show itself?
I believe there is good in this world…in this country. I believe that there are loving and beautiful people out there who are trying to keep our country unified. I believe that by continuing to pray for our country, God will bless our efforts.
So, even though this post was long and very political, I hope that you understand what I’m trying to say. I am encouraging each and every person reading this to keep the courage and PRAY FOR OUR LEADERS! PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY! BE LOVE!
We are blessed! We don’t live in a third world country. We don’t live in the time of Hitler when he was enslaving and killing thousands of people. We don’t live in a country that is under such a strict rule that we can’t speak in public about what we believe without the threat of imprisonment or death. We live in a country that is free, that offers opportunity to those who seek it, that allows you to be who you are.
Why do we continue to be unhappy about all of the good in our country?
There is a spiritual war going on in our world that cannot be denied forever. However, I believe that good will prevail in the end. (I would like to get into this subject later with more detail).
I’ll get off my soapbox now. If you have any questions about anything or comments about this post, please share. Keep the faith! Show love to one another. Be kind!
I love you, friends. Until next time,