Wednesday, May 13, 2009

" ... our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor."

Well, the party is just about over. Since WWII, most of us Americans have enjoyed a free and fun ride. I say most because some Americans got sent to Viet Nam against their will. But overall, we have been playing in the sandbox called America with minimal cost for a long, long time.

I fear the hammer is about to come down on us. Life as we have known it is changing, and changing rapidly. Right now, most of us are still unaffected by all of the backroom maneuverings of the current administration. Most of us have yet to grasp the real meaning behind the Fannie Mae/FreddieMac, TARP and Chrysler debacles. We only see the billions of dollars being poured into failing institutions. We don't yet see the real meaning behind these moves. A nationalization of American industry is occuring right under our noses. Our president fired GM's CEO. How can this even happen in America?

And soon, unless a miracle occurs, we will be saddled by socialized medicine, the scourge of countless other countries. Are we sleepwalking into oblivion? Have we chosen the path of least resistance? Indeed, our puny, reckless leaders are dwarfed by the giants of generations past.

Yep, as "Dandy" Don Meredith used to croon at the end of lopsided Monday Night Football games, "Turn out the lights, the party's over ..."

How long will it be before we realize that to right this errant ship of state may cost us " ... our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor?"


At 10:25 PM, Anonymous Rose S. said...

Don't forget, Mark, in this current energy crisis, the lights may not still be on... to "turn off"!

At 8:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of my favorite verses:
Matthew 13:24 Jesus told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. 27 "The owner's servants came to him and said, `Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?' 28 " `An enemy did this,' he replied. "The servants asked him, `Do you want us to go and pull them up?' 29 " `No,' he answered, `because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them. 30Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned ; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.'

Keep the hope alive, and continue to sow the seeds of truth, and morality in our children and grandchildren..

This country has overcome so much since it was started, and it is because most of us have "faith" and faith will get us through anything. But, we must never give up the challenge that faces us everyday.

Linda N

Linda N

At 1:20 PM, Blogger Barbara Thrasher Finity said...

Amen Mark. Sadly, most Americans (including Christians) are oblivious to the blatant unconstitutional encroachment on our liberties. At the risk of beating a dead horse, I had 2 Christians in my office this week blathering about what a great job Obama is doing. (Yes, they voted for him.) So, is it little wonder there is little to no resistance?

The good news? We know the end of the story, and it's a glorious ending. Such things have to happen, in fulfillment of prophecy...

That said, it's disgraceful Christians continue to sit on the sidelines -- playing church -- with little to no activism. After all, this country holds a rich heritage for all of us. It was a precious gift given to our founding Fathers by God Himself.

And we have abandoned this country, its ideals, its roots.

God, please forgive us.

At 10:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark, you have a great way to communicate what needs to be said, clearly and concisely. As church leaders reminded us at the beginning of this once-great nation, we need to get back to prayer and sacrifice for our country. God bless you.
-Kathy W.


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