Where is the “Same Page” of Unity?

Where is the “Same Page” of Unity?

I listened to a little bit of Ben Carson’s endorsement speech while driving in my car from Mass this morning.

It struck me when Dr. Carson called for unity. Don’t we all want that? But, what does that look like? What is the “same page” we are all asked to be on?

I remember a time in my childhood (see pic above) when our country was mostly unified. When we all revered basic truths and virtues and values and principals, and we were dedicated to these.

Yet, every year we lurch further and further away from these truths of God’s will. We are asked to be okay with killing babies, and so let’s be “unified” there. We are asked to use contraception, and so let’s be “unified” there. We are asked to redefine marriage, and so let’s be “unified” there. We are asked to remove talk of God from the public square, and so let’s be “unified” there. We are asked to have the government control the message our children receive, and so let’s be “unified” there. And so forth, and so on.

As Jeffrey Kuhner of the Washington Times wrote: “Every major institution has been captured by the radical secular left. The media, Hollywood, TV, universities, public schools, theater, the arts, literature — they relentlessly promote the false gods of sexual hedonism and radical individualism … Tens of millions of unborn babies have been slaughtered; illegitimacy rates have soared; divorce has skyrocketed; pornography is rampant; drug use has exploded; sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS have killed millions; birth control is a way of life; sex outside of wedlock has become the norm; countless children have been permanently damaged — their innocence lost forever — because of the proliferation of broken homes; and sodomy and homosexuality are celebrated openly. America has become the new Babylon.” Is Babylon the “new” same page?

In the meantime, those of us who have simply “stayed home” or, in other words, have chosen not to cede to the enemy, are vilified as “the problem.” We are told to “get with the times” … We are seen as out of date and out of touch for trying to “conserve” what our nation once had; what our nation was once envied by the rest of world for having.

Our role models have moved from Ward and June Clever to Jayzee and Beyonce. Virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity have been replaced by self-indulgence, brutality and “getting even.”

I don’t know if I see any “quick fix” for this. But, I do know that the only solution is to boldly embrace our call to be light to the world. We simply MUST infuse more and more of the virtues and gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit into the world – Faith, hope, charity, prudence, temperance, fortitude, justice, wisdom, understanding, counsel, knowledge, courage, piety, fear of the Lord, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, and chastity.

We simply must give “evidence” that God is real – that his Divine Life DOES transform us into “Christ for others” … As St. Paul wrote: “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).

“Stay Home With The Lord!” Invite others to “Come Home.” This is the same page … this is where unity will be found.

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