October 15, 2023
Reflections from the Heart of Allan Redenius
There’s a burgeoning, an exploding crisis at the very doorstep of the country we love. The sound of it screams to be heard, but we cover our ears. The sight of it makes us sick, so we fail to look.
Arrogant and puffed up, our country, our leaders have lost their ability to lead. Believing whatever is politically advantageous for one, is good for all. So then, our leaders seek after only a self-serving, selfish agenda. Shame on them.
Here is good wisdom. “Take care of those who take care of you.” Oh, our politicians are skillful at that, pandering to whatever, whoever advances their own personal political career. What they forget to ask of themselves is, “Why did previous empires fall?” Maybe the answer could be as simple as, they forgot about the little people, the masses. They forgot to take care of those who took care of them. Here’s an example. Rome conscripted its farmers, who provided wealth and fed the empire. Now as soldiers, these men went off to war. From Spain, Libya and other conquered lands, these legionnaires shipped back over two million slaves to Italy. Those slaves replaced the farmers drafted to be soldiers. In turn, the government and a few of the political elite took over management of the slaves and of course, the farms. What was the farmer, now soldier, to return to? The very success of Rome’s legions led to her demise. She forgot about those who got her to where she was.
What is the crisis the United States of America faces, to which our leaders are deaf and blind? We are rotting from within. Abortion, homelessness, crime, defunding the police, immorality, debauchery, border crisis, are only some of the rot. But yet, our politicians would rather ignore our own problems and try to impose their own political agenda on people far away.
Countries, empires rise and fall. Once they fall, there is no second bite of the apple. Wake up, America! Where are there God-fearing men to lead us?
Praying 2nd Chronicles 7:14,
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