Wednesday, July 4, 2007
The Nevillians Are Coming! The Nevillians Are Coming!
In 1938, Neville Chamberlain returned from a trip to Germany where he met with then German chancellor Adolf Hitler. He had negotiated a treaty, signed by both parties, promising "peace in our time." Europeans were wary (and weary) of war, having suffered greatly during World War I. In return for surrendering part of Czechoslovakia to Germany, allowing German military forces to seize control of the country, Germany promised not to wage war in Europe.
It has been said that those who do not know or remember history are doomed to repeat it. It is one thing to initiate war in a foreign country when such actions are not deemed to be just, honorable, and absolutely required to continue our way of life. It is another to capitulate entirely to a thought process which effectively distorts truth. This is what happened in Europe in 1938, where people foolishly believed war had been averted, that Germany would not break it's "promises," and this is what is happening today.
Actions speak louder than words. A movement is underway within the Islamic world, where kidnapping, torture, the mass killing of innocents, and blatent lying are all acceptable in order to initiate revolution and bring about implementation of Islamic theocracies. These actions are also practiced by our own government on a limited basis, for other means.
Additionally, an invasion is underway even as this article is written. Although not the blitzkreig attacks used by the German Army in seizing territory, it is effective just the same. The weapons these invaders use are not guns, rifles and tanks, but sheer numbers of people. I am speaking of the invasion of the United States by Mexico, where 10 percent of Mexico's population now abides within the boundaries of the United States. The Mexican government actively supports not only these invaders who enter our country illegally, but also supports the efforts of drug smugglers who poison our citizens with illegal, addictive chemicals. All in the name of money.
The Democratic party, seeking voters and support, sees this as a new source of retaining and maintaining power. They are against closing our borders. The Republican party is no better, spending vast sums of money in fruitless, materialistic, governmental endeavors, oblivious to all.
Control. Money. Power. Themes which have invisible, spiritual roots. Large sections of differing societies involved in wide movements. It's a little bit like the book Dune come to life. Truth is in the eye of the beholder. Yes, I am worried about our country changing. I am worried about actions in the world over which I have no control. Yet I have this assurance: God is in control. This does not mean I close my eyes and wallow blindly along with the masses. Rather, I speak what I see. I seek wisdom and spiritual discernment, for therein lies understanding. The spiritual roots of the above themes do have an origin: the enemy of all mankind.
Dear God, This morning I come to you humbly, for I am concerned. Forgive my lack of faith. I lack understanding. I feel a bit like a lone individual, attempting to swat the wind. I pray for Your will to be done on Earth. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on Earth as it is in heaven. Help us in our weakness. Help us to seek You, to know and love You. Have mercy on us all, oh Lord. Kyrie Eleison. Christe Eleison. Amen.