Sadly, we have so many young men and women, especially including adolescents and children, that are confused, befuddled, frustrated and angry because they simply have no internalized concept of ‘who they are [as a human], where they come from [in a spiritual sense], why they are here [on earth] – and what happens after this life(?)
There is such an empty place in the hearts of, now, generations of souls – and, no one – not even our Ministries of Faith – seem willing to get up and remind people why Religion is so important. I know the media laughs at us … so what? They are so clearly not happy, are a part of this problem, and can use an invitation themselves.
From the very beginnings of this country – religion was an intricate part of the fabric of family life and of this very country. It was ‘understood’ that there was a God, a clear Good, an indisputable Bad; … and kids had families and were taught to read the bible, understand moral values and concepts – and, maybe most of all – people were taught to respect Gods law which had become Man’s law – both around the world in many countries, and in our own America by virtue of our Constitution, with the Bible and its teachings, present in the very founding of this country.
I tell you for sure that too many Reverends and Pastors across the country won’t even work to openly invite people to their Church [or religion of any denomination] because it may offend someone else’s new found sensibility.
Poppycock! [I say].
Today, more than any other time, we must bring the Word to a place where God, is again in front of the people – not hidden; and today – more than any other time – Priests, Reverends, Imams, Ministers, Pastors all … need to boldly testify and invite people to come back to the Church. Any Church … any denomination … any Temple … ALL People.
It is so readily evident that good people – old and young – black and white, big and little, red and yellow – so many of God’s Children – are in such devastating confusion and pain because the world is an upside down place today – and too many good people feel they have nothing to hold on to … .
If you are a person who attends a church – I invite you to invite someone to go with you next week. And, again the week after – and I am comfortable in asking you to do that because I know you know – in a real and genuine way – that those good people, those kids, those families in your neighborhood, your city – desperately need something to hold on to … .
God will bless you; … strengthen, welcome, and bless them too. You know. I know. We know.
I’m Just Sayin’ … .