There is a spirit that runs through the American people. We are good, compassionate, decent human beings who think things through and let reason and common sense prevail. When bad things happen it brings out the best in us. We stand beside one another as brothers and sisters and take care of each other.
This spirit, sad to say, seems to be void in Capitol Hill recently. What happened to the American ideal? Where Americans help Americans, work together, standing united as one.
Today the President spoke of government shutdowns and economic shutdowns. He forgot to mention the spiritual shutdown we are witnessing as well. Thousands of federal employees are faced with yet another furlough, vets are being denied the services they so rightly earned, the sick and dying are not receiving their treatments, and yet members of congress are using them all as faceless pawns.
Where is the compassion? Where is the brotherhood of man? Where is the American spirit? The general public displays it. Local businesses in the metro DC area are helping out the dedicated public servants who are out of work by offering free items and discounts. Neighbors are helping out one another with home projects with their sudden free time during the day.
It would be nice to see such neighborly support in Congress. Let’s pray for God’s light to shine upon the hearts and minds of Capitol Hill. May those who are stubbornly trying to force their will remember that when you are in a situation where your power is not being felt, it is better to let God’s Will be. Trust in His wisdom and have faith.
If everything you try is met with failure, maybe there is a reason. Maybe there is a greater plan. Sure we might not be able to see it from our current vantage point, but it doesn't mean it isn't out there. No good decisions are ever made out of fear, and malicious, spiteful actions are never the answer.
People filled with the love of God do not lash out causing hurt. People who are filled with the love of God uplift the meek and needy with compassion in their heart. The world’s spotlight is always on us as a nation and as a people. The image Congress is projecting around the world is an embarrassment. We, as Americans, are better than that and we deserve so much more from our elected officials.
May love, light and the Holy Spirit fill their hearts so we may yet again be an ideal for the world to aspire.