Yesterday we went to our church for the first time in seven weeks. We looked forward to going. We looked forward to everything including the music. We sang two verses of the Star Spangled Banner and we were reminded to open up the hymnal because no one knows the second verse which happens to have a lot of religious references. In Florida no one is embarrassed about religion and singing the second verse. The recessional was the Navy Hymn.
Our sermon was about how America and the Constitution were formed as a Christian nation based on the Bible. Liberty was the main focus. I thought to myself that I haven't heard the word liberty very much lately, as in maybe three years. Our founding fathers said that the Constitution would not work if we were not a Christian nation. The backbone of understanding the Bible was necessary for those forming the Constitution. This priest feels that America will not be healed without a return to Jesus Christ. Our country has tried a lot of other secular paths lately, and so far I see no improvement in the healing of our country , only more decisiveness.
This afternoon I will be attending a lovely family event of three generations. It will be lots of fun and lots of food. But today I am going to be praying for the healing and the health of America, and I have to say dear Jesus Christ come to our aid.
“You are Americans. You love freedom. It is interwoven with every ligament of your heart and soul. In this sense, the unity of this nation ought to be the main force of your liberty and your love of God and the love He wants us to have for each other ought to endear you to the preservation of our country.” George Washington