Beheadings of Coptic Christians in Libya. Dear Lord, what have we done?
I don't know anymore what to say about the news. It is all of my worst nightmares and warnings. The collapse of Libya, Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood, the Caliphate, Jews being targeted in Europe, the rise of fascism and the Nazi Party. Now the targeting of the west by the caliphate in the heart of Europe. All of this I spoke of. All of this could have been avoided if we weren't so arrogant. Me included.
If we would have all stopped playing politics. Me included.
If I would have been a better messenger. I have made so many mistakes. Please forgive me. I beg of you to hear the warnings of what is yet to come.
There is so much more yet to come.
These are the birth pangs of things yet to come, these are the beginnings of sorrows.
I cannot give you any solutions. I have no worldly answers. We must humble ourselves and turn our face to God.
I spent a few minutes listening to Winston Churchhill speeches today. Most wanted to appease in late 1940 just as they do now. No one wanted to call Hitler evil.
It is normal. No one wants war. No one wants slaughter.
We all want to believe that if we all just talked we could find a path for all to journey together. Evil is hard to comprehend. But we must try and call it out by name.
There are times when a civilized world must stand for what is right. Now is one of those times.
Evil does exist. It has a name and it is ISIS and radical Islam.
We face a times when more than our wants and needs are at stake, but the very future of civilized mankind.
Our children and grandchildren will thank us or curse us based upon who we choose to be right now.
We are fortunate to live at this time for we are given the opportunity that only comes times of great strife, struggle and sacrifice. We have a chance to find out who we really are.
I know we are more than what we have allowed ourselves to become. We are more than what our politicians tell us we are.
We are a great, kind and generous people. We are not conquerers. We are not a nation of warriors. We are a charitable and Godly people, that when called upon, we hesitate. We wait, debate and at first deny.
But when push comes to shove we find something uniquely American calling us and stirring our souls into action.
Will we choose to rise up and be greater men and women than we have allowed ourselves to become this time? Or will we continue to eat, drink and be merry? Will we continue to believe the lie we all want to be true? That this too shall pass! It isn't any of our business! We can ignore the beheadings, spend our way out of debt, deny God and His most basic principles and continue to be blind to what our culture has become.
We can continue down that path and everyday the price we must pay will only grow higher.
These are extraordinary times. Extraordinary events are on the horizon and moving toward us with great rapidity.
But the good news is: WE ARE EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE!
Let us all choose to stand shoulder to shoulder and arm in arm ready to bear the burden and pay for our mistakes. Let us free ourselves from the shallowness of our commercialism, apathy, pessimism and petty divisions.
Let us be willing to live and die to free our brothers and sisters of all nationalities and religions from the terror of the beasts that have grown in the shadows of ignorance and hate.
Let us once again remember the teachings of Christ, Gandhi, and King, that the greatest weapon we can wield is Love. Let us find it once again in ourselves and then in one another as we prepare for the events of the coming days.