Creating a Learning Network for Community Builders!
I think America is in trouble! I'll tell you what God showed me regarding this... the reason our nation is in trouble is this. It is because the church, the body of Christ is weak. Look around...
...churches are in decline
...the world has more influence over the church than the church has over the nation
...Many Christians focus on many things, few are devoting themselves to God
People used to say, "The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world." That was because families were important. Families ate together and played together. They had a Mom and Dad. Now, divorce is almost as common as marriage! Tmany kids don't have a Mom and Dad; too often the parent is so busy they don't eat together or play together. Kids are in trouble - many kids are becoming parents before they are even grown themselves.
Our nation is sliding into godlessness. Godlessness has a penalty. We can rebuild the foundations. That isn't really HARD, but we need to be deliberate. We can rebuild the foundations OR we as a nation can face God's judgement.
God, does have a plan. We do not have to face judgement along with the world. He is calling us to be his very own people, to live our his Kingdom among ourselves. He is calling us to BE the people of God!
Here is how it starts - learning to devote ourselves to the things that matter... MORE HERE.
A couple of thoughts. God has already given us justice; we only need to learrn how to practice justice.
As Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and most everyone before Adam Smith knew, justice comes in two components: political justice and economic justice.
As Pope Paul VI, if I am not mistaken, said: "If you want peace, work for justice".
That is what we are going to get, then, if we practice justice: peace.