How is it that with a democracy in which the citizens can vote and a First Amendment with free speech and a free press we live in a country in which corruption otherwise is so pervasive and tolerated? I really get dispirited at times, and can’t understand the banality of this corruption. I just keep reminding myself that we render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s, and unto the Lord that which is the Lord’s.
Term limits would fix most of the problems.......
God keeps giving guidance to people, and people keep refusing it. To the extent that now, so many people have refused to do so many little things, that the few people left who are willing to obey God have to be damn near superhuman to make any difference in the world.
It didn't have to be this way, and it doesn't have to be this way. Evil seduces. Everything it compels and murders is first seduced. And it's the basics that provide the most leverage. Lack of honesty. Lack of kindness. Lack of humility. Lack of effort. Lack, above all, of genuine love. We're not here for a vacation - we're here to fight these inner enemies. This place is a battleground, where evil preys on those who fall from the path. For evil doesn't pull anyone off the path - but it does richly reward it.
Horseshoe nails. For lack of a nail, the shoe was lost. For lack of the shoe, the horse was lost. For lack off the horse, the message was lost. For lack of the message, the battle was lost.
What will happen, ultimately? What God wants to happen. But how it happens, what drama it takes place with, is up to us. Not the "collective" us, which is a lie of evil and doesn't exist. But rather, the individual, personal us, the us that actually exists, that consists of each one of us doing what we know we are supposed to do, and holding ourselves to our own inner discipline, so that we and others might live better lives.