Monday, February 29, 2016

Super Tuesday, America

Tomorrow is a pretty big deal for our country. Super Tuesday. I think it's fair to say the entire country is concerned. I also think it's fair to say the entire world is watching, and frankly just as concerned as we are for the future of our country. 

What happened to America? Where have all the Americans gone too? Because I don't see Americans. I see hate, finger pointing, name calling, and an insistence on "I'm right, you're wrong." If what you stand for isn't what I stand for, then you are clearly wrong. We want equality and yet we fall so short in giving it. 

We don’t want anything other than to be right. Is that America? Is that what we stand for? Is that who we are? A giant jerk who insists on having it MY WAY. I have never been more concerned for America than I am right now and it has little to do with who’s going to be our next President. I am concerned about America because AMERICANS are turning on one another as if we’ve lost our minds and forgotten what it means to be united.

This country fought hard to get to a place of being united. For far too long we were divided, we turned against one another and it seems that we are doing that again—as if the first time around wasn’t bad enough. We aren’t just fighting against terrorism, we aren’t just fighting against Left and Right, we are fighting US. WE ARE FIGHTING OURSELVES. 

We are becoming the very evil we claim to be fighting against. 

If you claim to be a Christian, if you attend church on Sunday and then spew hatred on Monday, if you point fingers and call names…shame on you. Shame on us all for standing in the grace He so willingly gave while insisting another person, another AMERICAN, is less than.

Our country is in a very desperate state and we are most certainly not going in the right direction, but friends please stop and look around—WE make up this country and it is WE than can unit or continue down a path of destruction. We are not puppets, we are not helpless and we are not mean. America is beautiful and we must act beautiful. Be the bigger person, be American. 

May God have mercy on our country, on our people, on our future.