Someone recently told me everything was political. I disagreed because I took a walk that evening and saw the sunset over the hills and enjoyed a crisp September evening and there wasn’t anything political about it. Oh, but that’s where I was wrong. Because, as I was informed, if we don’t tackle climate change, then there won’t be a sunset in the future and the fact that I couldn’t see it was proof of my privilege. I was blind and needed to be given eyes to see, apparently. Everything this fellow thought about was filtered through a political ideology. It’s a sad way to live your life. Imagine ordering your life by a political ideology dreamed up by power hungry individuals. I made a trip once and used my GPS to guide me. When it said I arrived, I was in the middle of a Country Road, neither taking me home, nor to the place where I belonged. Either the GPS was busted or the address I was given was off, or maybe user error. But I trusted a lie and ended up in the middle of nowhere. What happens when we believe a lie about a diagnosis to a problem? I knew someone who had terrible wrist pain. They tried medicine, ointments, wrist braces, but nothing worked. Come to find out, the problem wasn’t the wrist, but they had elbow tendonitis. The pain in the wrist started with a problem in the elbow. All the treatments to the wrist were never getting to the root cause and the more they tried the worse things got.
We live in a country where a good portion of children are raised by government schools and taught government morals. Parents are more concerned if their boy can shoot foul shots or field a grounder than their souls. Little girls are dressed up like harlots and told that’s empowering. No amount of money or good teachers can counterbalance disregarding Exodus 20:12. Children are raised to be selfish and full of themselves. It’s never little Johnny’s fault. He got bad grades because his teacher didn’t like him (Proverbs 23:9). He didn’t make the team because the coach had a grudge against him (Proverbs 16:2). He can’t get a job because the employers are against him (Proverbs 10:4). Why, the whole world is against him (Proverbs 12:15). What else can he do, but riot (Proverbs 17:19). It’s the system – it’s the nation that’s at fault and rigged against him (Proverbs 14:34). It can’t be Johnny’s fault, he’s not to blame (Proverbs 17:15).
We are applying the wrong medicine to the wrong problem and no presidential election will ever fix this. Parents raise their children in a lie, to believe a lie and then wonder why they end up adrift. Don’t talk to me about politics and tell me your answers for the ills of this nation if you don’t have your kids in church. You don’t know enough about the problem to provide an answer.