Thus says God

“Thus says God, “Why do you transgress the commandments of the
Lord so that you can not prosper?” (2 Chronicles 24:20) Interesting question, isn’t it? I bet most of us didn’t know that was in the Bible. Is there another wonder this country is in the shape it is?
How can we expect God to bless this nation if we throw His commandments back in His face? We’ve redefined the family. We’ve assumed the power of God in deciding life or death by aborting our children. We act as if we’re God. Too often we hear people say they don’t need our God.
Take a good look, how well have we done on our own power? Look at the mess in Iraq. We can’t stop Isis. Iraq is worse off than it was before we got there. Terrorism is still a threat to this country. Our cities aren’t safe and crime has spread to the countryside. Frankly our economy stinks. Our country is sinking under debt. Our government is incompetent.
Hasn’t the events of this century proven how much we need God’s protection, how incapable we are of taking care of ourselves. How many disasters have there been? How much damage to this country has been caused by natural disasters? How many senseless shootings have there been in the past 15 years? How many school shootings? There have been weekends when the number of dead and wounded in our cities was greater than in Afghanistan. Shouldn‘t we be worried about that?
How many people are hurting because of the economy? How many people can’t afford to retire? How many college educated people can’t find decent full-time work? How many people have lost their homes? But we don’t need God, right?
We need to take a good look at our sins, not just the ones most people are upset about, gay marriage or abortion but also greed, exploitation, prejudice to name a few. Have we really followed the commandment to love God above all else or to love our neighbor as ourself?


Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

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