Divided We Fall

Seems many of us these days have forgotten the “united” part of the United States.

I cannot ever remember a more divisive time than the one in which I now live.

Everything has been politicized– race; gender; sexual orientation; reproduction; health care; marriage; personal income; religion; education; gun ownership; retirement; even the weather.

A desire to work through issues with constructive dialogue and mutual respect has been replaced by angry accusations, pandering and partisan politics, irrational and irresponsible behavior and sometimes, violence.

It has become all about “getting mine” regardless of the long-term consequences.

It is increasingly dividing us as a nation– and divided we will fall.

More than ever then, it is to God and his kingdom to which I seek refuge.

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mt. Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore.- Psalm 125:1-2




2 Responses to Divided We Fall

  1. It would truly be surprising if you could remember a time other than the one in which you live. Now, if you have not heard or read of a time more divisive, that would be less surprising and certainly more plausible. I would suggest that the years immediately before and during the Civil War might well surpass our current time in divisive public discussion and widespread violence. In addition to large armies fighting hand to hand on American soil, American writers and editorial cartoonists viciously attacked the former congressman from Illinois who served as President. However, your main point is true: Few pause to listen and consider others’ opinions in a respectful manner.

  2. Clark Wood says:

    Are you saying that we should talk to Democrats? Say it ain’t so!

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