By Bob Blundell
The events of the last two years have brought many challenges and hardships to the people in our country. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the turmoil, hate, and violence that seem to fill the air like a dense fog. What I see around me is reminiscent of St. Paul’s words in 2 Timothy, when he warns us of what we may see in the “last days”: “There will be terrifying times in the last days. People will be self-centered and lovers of money, proud, haughty, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, irreligious” (2 Timothy 3:1-2).
Until recently, I’ve wondered if our country is not spiraling toward that end. But perhaps there’s hope amid the chaos.
In a confused world where people seek pleasure in all things, the world offers everything except God. In an environment where children are ruthlessly slain in cold blood by the evil that is allowed to thrive in another human being, and in an age when being politically sensitive is more important than the truth, I see a tiny flicker of light!
In a recent ruling, the highest court in the land acknowledged a Washington high school coach’s right to kneel and pray after football games. This comes after years of suppressing prayer and the word “God” from our schools. I rejoice at the courage of our justices and pray that this is the first of many steps to legitimize the one who created us.