Published 11/7/2012 in Commentary : Letters to the EditorTime to move toward unity
This editorial is in regard to Casey Kuhlmann and Mr. Daily's editorials. When I read their words the first thing that comes to my mind are the words Jesus spoke in Matthew 12:25, "...every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand." This editorial is not about left vs. right or Democrats vs. Republican. My wish is for this editorial to reflect on the greatness of this nation and the principles we were founded upon.
Let's recall some of the words of this nation's great leaders. R.E. Lee, General, Aug. 21, 1863: "Soldiers (Citizens)! We have sinned against Almighty God. We have forgotten His signal mercies, and have cultivated a revengeful, haughty, and boastful spirit. We have not remembered that the defenders of a just cause should be pure in His eyes; that our times are in His hands, and we have relied too much on our own arms for the achievement of our independence. God is our only refuge and our strength. Let us humble ourselves before Him. Let us confess our many sins and beseech Him to give us a higher courage, a purer patriotism, and a more determined will; that He will convert the hearts of our enemies; that He will hasten the time when war, with its sorrows and sufferings, shall cease, and that He will give us a name and place among the nations of the earth."
Proclamation: A National Thanksgiving, George Washington, Oct. 3, 1789: "...Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation ... We may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations..."
"If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. And I will pray to the Father, and He will give you another Counselor, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him or knows Him; you know Him, for He dwells with you, and will be in you." John 14:15-17
"Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be open to you. For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened." Matthew 7:7-8
Let's all be praying (both Republicans and Democrats) and working toward the unity of our country, and for more pure patriotism and healing.
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