Without a Vision

I wrote the following many years ago.  I believe my words are even more timely today.

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of our hearts be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer.”  From Psalm 19, a psalm of David.

I love our nation and continue to have high hopes for its future.  A great number of our people hold fast to the values that made our nation strong.  And, in looking back, we should not view the past through a nostalgic mist that makes all our earlier years take on a rosy glow.  In some ways, these are the very best of times.  But do not be deceived.  Even as enemies threaten from without, an even more insidious and dangerous evil attacks us from within.

Many of our schools and civic leaders have abandoned any emphasis on Judeo-Christian ethics; and as we turn away from three thousand years of collective moral wisdom, what are we substituting in its place?  The new morality is fast becoming equivalent to the lowest common denominator of public taste or acceptance.

What is our vision?  Are our moral values to be hammered out in the marketplace of commercial avarice?  Have we substituted hedonistic fantasies for a belief in brotherhood and the hope for “alabaster cities . . . undimmed by human tears.”? Wake up, America!  Let us recapture the dreams of our founding fathers.

“Without a vision, my people perish.”   Proverbs 29:18

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