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United We Stand, Divided We Fall – Let’s Unite Under God!

January 23, 2017

United we stand Okay! I’ve kept my mouth shut, and stayed out of the fray up to this point. I’ve listened to all of the commentary on television and in social media. I am aware of the deep division of ideological beliefs strangling our nation. With that, I am reminded of the slogan, united we stand; divided we fall. As a nation, we are deeply divided. If we don’t get our act together, and begin to act like grown-ups, we will only see our nation go into further decline. We will fall. Our democracy is in jeopardy.

I’ve stayed on the sidelines, and not weighed in, until now, because I lived that life of negativity, speaking truth to my audit clients; telling them what was wrong and needed to be fixed, only to receive a deaf ear. I left auditing and obtained my Masters in Pastoral Theology so that I could inspire people; not tear them down. However, what I see occurring within the Halls of Congress, as well as on television via the pundits, on social media, and in person-to-person discussions regarding our political climate is nothing short of cataclysmic.

Now, for the record, I am not a fan of Donald Trump. In assessing his statements and actions, I perceive that he is both morally and ethically bankrupt. In assessing his leadership qualities, he leads via negativity (bullying/condemnation) and will find it difficult to garner support from those he leads. By taking such actions as we have seen, He is setting himself up for failure.

Also for the record, I am not a fan of Hillary Clinton. In assessing her positions on abortion and same-sex marriage, these positions go directly against God’s will.

So, bottom line: We, as United States citizens, were dealt a bad hand, with poor choices for finalists, in selecting a President. Yet, one person had to come out the winner, and the other, the loser of the election.

Now, we can do one of two things:

  1. Act like children and throw tantrums of disgust, spouting negative commentary about the course of direction President Trump will take this country, or
  2. We can remember that it is God who is in control, not Donald Trump, and put our faith and trust in God to protect us.

United We Stand

As I noted above, I want to inspire people, not tear them down. So, although I have my doubts about President Trump’s motives and capabilities, I pray that he succeeds in taking action for the common good in accordance with God’s will. I will continue praying for him, while I place all of my trust and faith in God. I will pray for our leaders in Congress that they place God first, then country, then party, in passing legislation. How novel would that be? And I pray for every citizen of the United States, that we remember that we are all members of one big family/nation, and that united we stand; divided we fall. Remember, with God all things are possible (Matt 19:26)! Therefore, let’s unite under God!

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6 Responses to United We Stand, Divided We Fall – Let’s Unite Under God!

  • I do remember perfectly, in his inauguration speech, where he said “America first” and that is already an indication that he wants to live in solitude. My only wish here is that, as you said, we have to place our hope and trust in God alone. We should not stress so much. I know that people are afraid of change and how this change going might affect their economy. family, business and country.

    The mass demonstration by people was just an expression of unhappiness among them who showed their solidarity; but for now let us wait and see.

  • Seems reasonable to me.

    In any case, contributing to the good of society is part of my job: “It is the duty of citizens to contribute along with the civil authorities to the good of society in a spirit of truth, justice, solidarity, and freedom….” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2239 http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p3s2c2a4.htm#2239 )

    • Hi Brian! So wonderful to see you leave a comment, especially with some wise words from the Catechism. Thanks for stopping by. And thanks for all of your support that you always grace me with on Google +.

  • I agree that trusting in God is the only way to go, the way I HAVE been going. I prayed and fasted for our country, as did many thousands in parishes around me, and like others was surprised at the outcome of the election, and the victory in a way NO ONE predicted or thought possible. To me, that seemed like God’s hand at work, answering all our prayers. Since He answered those prayers I trust that things came about that way for a reason — His reason. I trust He is taking actions for our country, in the way that He thinks best, and I shall not worry about just how He chooses to do that.

    Donald Trump is just one man. The government is many people acting in many ways. God could easily answer our prayers for the country with or without Mr. Trump’s cooperation. What’s to worry about? I’ll continue to focus on changing those things and helping those people which and who God puts into my life. I’ll try to be who He made me to be, and not try to understand who He made others to be.

    • Awesome comment and great food for thought, Tom. Much appreciated! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and please continue praying for our country, that through God’s grace we heal and come together. – Peace, Ginny

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