What now? What are we to do now that the elections are over? I am not interested in who won or lost, if you are happy about the elections or outraged by the outcome, celebrating in the streets or prepping the basements for doomsday. What I am interested in is the growing split of the dynamics of the citizens of this country.
How can we move forward to help heal this nation in this year of faith?
I was at a meeting recently, listening to one of the U.S. archbishops during a Q&A session, when someone asked about the then-upcoming elections and the growing split in opinions. Without hesitation, he brought up a time about 20 years ago when he was listening to another archbishop at the time make a bold statement during his speech, saying that the problem with society as a whole stems from the order of their priorities, first being love of country, second was political affiliation, and third were God and their faith.
Coming back to the present, the archbishop took those three priorities and made a bold statement of his own for today:
the priorities in America in 2012 have changed with political affiliation now first, followed by love of country second, and remaining in third are God and their faith.
Forget about the first two priorities, but think about God and faith holding the third spot in people’s lives. Also, look at what is missing in the top three from 20 years ago and today: family. Do you understand the point here? What is the order of priorities for you? Where do you put God, your faith, and your family in your life?
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