with liberty and justice for all.
I love the worship refrain by Chris Tomlin: Light of the World, you stepped down into darkness, open my eyes let me see. Beauty that made my heart adore you. . .
Jesus commanded that You and I are to be that “light of the world” (Matt. 5:14). To help others see beauty and worship God. However, as we stand and pledge allegiance to one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all, I am afraid we are no longer that nation. We have become a people who profess patriotism as an excuse to differentiate and discriminate one from another. Our nation is divided by partisan politics, prejudice, racism, and sexism. One nation under a Holy God? Aren’t we all created in the image of God?
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859), the great French statesman of the 19thcentury and author of Democracy in America, traveled these United States in search of the qualities that defined America’s greatness as a democracy. Tocqueville wrote: “America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.”
Jesus gave us one great commandment, "you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself” (Luke 10:27). Love is what will make America great again and America good again. Love will make America the beautiful again. Love for all regardless. . .