Thursday, November 01, 2007


Why are we ashamed of who we are?

Americans seem to be ashamed of success, ashamed of power, ashamed of wealth, ashamed of anything that distinguishes us. Even Christians seem to be ashamed of being Christians in this country! Why?

Why is it that, despite the fact that an overwhelming majority of Americans celebrate Christmas, the government and many businesses are afraid or ashamed to publicly display or even acknowledge the holiday? Why are we so set on being "open minded" that we refuse to stand for anything that we believe in?

Why do we push "global citizenship" above American citizenship? Why do we continue to give our rights away to the UN, to ship our money and production over seas, to sacrifice our future for the sake of looking good?

Our society seems to be truly ashamed of itself; ashamed of the power we have, ashamed of the blessings that God has given us. Why? While I do not advocate arrogance or prideful boasting, our current path is just as self-destructive. We need to stand on who we are, on who we aught to be - not ashamed of being powerful or of being blessed by God, but using that power and blessing to advance the cause of Christ. We have so many freedoms in this country, so many resources, we aught to be able to stand more firmly and boldly than anyone else in the world. And yet, we destroy ourselves with apathy and guilt. Isn't it time we used the blessings that God has given us in the battle that is this world?