S.O.S. in the “not so” United States of America

Section 176.a. of the US Flag Code: The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.

On this 2018 Fourth of July our nation is in dire distress.  Political polarization is the worst I’ve seen in my lifetime.  Many believe the current divide is only surpassed by the Civil War era.  We are conflicted not only with one another, but within ourselves.

Dire Distress!
Dire Distress!

How do we stand for what we believe in, while following the example of Christ?  I don’t know.  My Dad would remind me “we are in the Love and Forgiveness Business”.   But, even those who profess to be Christian are splintering.  One day I’m furious at all the stupid people on the other side.  The next day, my heart is broken over so many broken and lost relationships.  Guess the only thing I can do is pray on this 2018 Fourth of July, for God to heal our broken relationships, nation and world.

9 thoughts on “S.O.S. in the “not so” United States of America

  1. Excellent image and wise words from your dad Sam. I think one of the problems with today’s society is the lack of civics classes in public schools and social media (where one can just be hand fed news or fake news which solidify their thoughts). I am totally frustrated with our elected officials lack of skills to talk to one another and negotiate solutions for the good of everyone.

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  2. Thank you for having the courage to say this. Our country is in the worst shape I’ve ever seen it in my life. The devil is hard at it, using people.


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