08 July 2016

My Prayer - #100DayProject - Day 099

I don't even know where to start with this post today, which is part of the reason I'm so late. But I'm going to try anyway and hope to say something meaningful and helpful.
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This has been a hard couple of days here in the United States of America, a place where we are only still united by name. We have watched three horrendous situations take fold and I don't believe there is an end in sight. Our country is broken and in need of someone more than just a doctor, but a healer.

While reading through Facebook, I was reminded of a beautiful and powerful quote by Mahatma Ghandi.
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
How can we not see that the more we attack each other, the farther we get from any real solution? We are supposed to be the greatest country in the world, the example of what a Free Nation should look like, and yet, we're too busy fighting amongst ourselves and killing one another we've forgotten it.

I have a friend who is vacationing in Washington, D.C. right now and he shared some beautiful pictures of his visit on Facebook as well. One of the places he stopped was the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial and while enjoying his picture, I couldn't help but think of the great Reverend's quote about hate multiplying hate.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
Hate multiplies hate,
violence multiplies violence,
and toughness multiplies toughness
in a descending spiral of destruction....
The chain reaction of evil --
hate begetting hate,
wars producing more wars --
must be broken,
or we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
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When will we recognize that the only way to fix out country is to fix ourselves? We need to work to destroy the hate from within and then, and only then, will we be able to move past this despair and destruction from within. At this point, it doesn't matter who started what may well become a second Civil War of our nation, it only matters who is the truly stronger one to help end it.

I pray that God will help us in this country to find a solution to our divisions. I pray that He will bless our great nation to once again be the example of what a Free Nation should be. But even with all my prayers, I know that the way God answers us is through each other. He doesn't usually send angels to fix things, He sends us to fix things. We need to willing to follow through with the simple but powerful feelings and promptings we feel throughout the day to serve one another and help make our homes, schools, cities, counties, states, and country a better place. The change we NEED in this country will begin with each and every one of us and how we decide to live each day. I pray that we can live up to that challenge to help each other feel of God's love for you.

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