Wednesday, June 02, 2010
IN GOD WE TRUSTED
A long time ago, circa post WW 2, I attended public school in an all Italian/German neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. We prayed daily in school. Praying made me feel good even if I was the only Jew in the whole building at this time. It seems to me that America was created with a strong belief in God. And it also was created with the tragic dependency on slaves, and females could not vote, etc. But always, we had this background faith and presence of an Almighty God.
The removal of God's Being is a mistake. Liberal thinking has gone on a journey of destructions. You know the organizations. They preach equality, but some people and organizations are far more equal than others. Long before MAN there was GOD. Long after MAN vaporizes into dusty extinction, there will be GOD. The audacity of removing GOD from our country is as stupid as cutting off the branch you are sitting on and then wondering why you died in a fall.
A Bishop in Rome, Italy
Thomas Merton puts it this way:
"And to try to be happy by being admired by men, or loved by women, or warm with liquor, or full of lust, or getting possessions and treasure, that turns you away, soon, from the love of God; then men, women, and drink and lust and greed take precedence over God; and they darken His light.
And then we are unhappy and afraid and angry and fierce, and impatient, and cannot pray, and cannot sit still. This is the bitter yoke of sin; and for this, we leave the mild an easy yoke of Christ.
ANON in Europe