Our founding fathers and mothers didn’t have it perfect and our country still has problems (quick reminder: Romans 2:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God). I believe our founding fathers and mothers were on the right track. I also believe there is room for improvement; focusing on improving the well-being of people (quick reminder, in John 15:12 Jesus said, “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”). We need to put focus on serving the under-served (quick reminder, Romans 12:13, When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them).
I feel that we need to focus on building up, working together, growing, and improving, rather than tearing down, creating divisions, destroying, and focusing on fault-finding.
We need to:
- Build people up – provide opportunities, access, and encourage agency for all
- Work together – work to form relationships, build bridges, and work for teamwork
- Grow – find our flaws and short-comings and grow as a humans and as a nation and
- Improve – improve our society and the well-being of everyone.
Here’s a good story: Paloma Wants to Be Lady Freedom YouTube
Lady Freedom, a 19-foot-tall bronze woman who sits on top of the U.S. Capitol dome. President Lincoln erected Lady Freedom during the Civil War. She’s a beautiful and fierce warrior. She wears a toga-style dress and a Native American-style cape over it. On her head is a helmet adorned with stars and feathers to symbolize her victory over tyranny. In one hand she has a sheathed sword and in the other, she carries a shield and a laurel wreath, another symbol of victory.
Finally, we need a balanced approach to patriotism. Patriotism is good, but our country has room for improvement.