Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Friends Outside America
from my trip to South Dakota, June 2004
People outside the states maybe can't imagine that so many Americans suffer soooo much from relational hurts. There is so much pain, such remorse, such disillusionment and disappointment, because people have been led down a primrose path to find the end of the rainbow. There have been false ideas and images portrayed in film and TV.
See, it doesn't matter about money, about affluence. We all need one thing - we need to be loved, to be understood, and not be alone.
In America, sure, most people have food, clothes, a roof over their heads, warmth, and a toilet and shower. But see - to be loved is everything. We have been raised to believe so much in love, and then we've all been sorely let down.
And, many Americans have to work hard for the basic things I mentioned, so that they have nothing left over. They have no money to visit your country, which would open worlds for them and open their eyes to see their own lives in greater perspective, allowing them to be more grateful for things they now take for granted, and to see things they may have lost.
We all need love and love is of God.
I just went down to Mexico from California briefly and let me tell you how I love the Mexican people. And it is quite obvious that selling out on life for money has corrupted Americans, and that often you find the kindest, sweetest people in places where they are not wealthy. The movie Richer or Poorer makes a statement, in humor, about what money can do to a relationship. The bible gives a severe warning regarding the dangers of having money, and of loving money, the love of it being the root of all evil.
America is going godless. Today, children are being denied the right to tell the story of Christmas at Christmastime using the name of God, while our currency still reads: In God We Trust!!!!! This satanic influence is our demise. If we give in to it, if it goes any further, if Americans defy the need for God - we're going down. God made us what we are. To deny that is utter foolishness. How long can you keep depending on yourself?