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The word from Pooh, today, is, “Oh Dear!!!” The world is turning upside down.

      This opening blog is written on a day when Americans face devastation, destruction, and the “great unknown” in almost every geographic area of the United States…by the way, are you an American? What does it really mean to be an American? This is an important question at a time such as this. 

       It seems that there is only one group of people who can claim to be true Americans. The rest of us are just immigrants from different places and cultures around the world. I remember living in different places in the United States where the locals would not accept you until your family had been there for at least one generation and understood how to “act, think, and talk” like everyone else.  Maybe that is what it means to be an American.

       So many people in the United States want to focus on their cultural identity rather than seeking to identify with this great cause called “America”.  Perhaps, they have forgotten that it is the very freedom that is granted through the writings of our forefathers, based on the precepts of Christianity; eg, bounded by the absolute authority of God, that has established a wonderful country where they may seek improvement in their lives; provided they are willing to work at it.

       By seeking to enhance our cultural differences, we force our dogmatic religious differences to the forefront of our daily interactions with each other, for we all practice some form of religion based within whatever or whoever we place our faith. We all have faith in something or someone.

        I wonder what life in these United States would be like if, instead of constantly highlighting our differences, we made a determined effort to celebrate those things that we have in common; like the desire for a better life in a country that has in-place the guiding principles that can make that happen.

       We face multiple geographic crises, today. The Christian God has noted that devastation will come to the land of the people who turn from Him. We have the opportunity to set aside our differences and seek to pull our strengths together to, once again, stand, shoulder to shoulder, as a formidable nation of immigrants.

       Let us seek to reconcile ourselves before the Holy God rather than depending on those things that will one day fail that we may once again have focus and purpose to our existence.  

Blessings,

Pb

You are encouraged to contribute to the thoughts of this blog via the comment section. Please, refrain from irrational, vitriolic hyperbole. Instead, seek the path of communication that will yield reconciliation under the banner of truth. As our guide, Winnie the Pooh, has said, “Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.”  (http://thinkexist.com/quotes/winnie_the_pooh/)

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