NEW CASTLE —
Editor, The News:
Mother Teresa once said, “God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires (us) to try.”
Shamefaced creeps into my mind as I think about our world today.
In 9:7, Daniel writes, “Lord, you are righteous, but this day we are covered with shame ... because of our unfaithfulness to you.”
This verse draws a distinct parallel to a story I read about a woman returning to the states after a 20-year mission. Shocked by changes in American culture, she noted topics never mentioned in conversation were blasted on billboards and primetime television.
Similarly, political candidates who would never have been considered worthy of nomination were now routinely being elected.
Distracted by social media, political egotism and corporate greed, our country’s morality is at its lowest.
What has taken over is rampant insensitivity for man.
Jesus’ words are fading and many are ashamed of nothing but God.
An abundance of faithful people are strong in prayer and special works, however, we all fall short of the glory of God.
But, God loves, cares and forgives. Like Daniel, who prayed for forgiveness for his people and nation, I’m asking for all Christians to pray together for forgiveness for ourselves, nation and people. We must mindfully choose to include God in our schools, businesses and government.
Today, we appear shamefaced allowing a few people and groups to dictate what is worthy or not.
We are blessed to live in the presence of a forgiving God.
Mark 8:38 states that “Whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this faithless and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of when He comes in His Father’s glory with the holy angels.”
Together, let’s bring God back though prayer without shame. God will succeed through us if we try.
Old Butler Road
NEW CASTLE —
Editor, The News:
- Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor E-form
Send Letter to the Editor E-form
Cell phone technology leaves a lot to desire
Editor, The News: The first words spoken by Alexander Graham Bell over a phone were “Watson, come here, I want to see you.”
Funeral home staff helps bring family together
Editor, The News: Our brother passed away on Nov. 12 of an unexpected illness. He was laid to rest knowing that his wife and daughter are also resting beside him.
Promotion of Obamacare was product of deception
Editor, The News: Let us not totally focus on the over $634 million Obamacare website, which was created by a Canadian company (CGI).
Postage stamp promotes holiday for Muslims
Editor, The News: You’re kidding. President Obama has given his permission to the United States of America’s postal system to print a new stamp.
Bear memorial stolen from daughter’s grave
Editor, The News: Someone put a beautiful wooden bear on my daughter’s grave at Oak Park Cemetery.
Medical marijuana has long record of safety
Editor, The News: Re: Local family moving for marijuana treatment, Nov. 20.
Media fail to address black community woes
Editor, The News: Where is the racial leadership with the black community?
County jail operations must stay in public hands
Editor, The News: I have resided in Lawrence County all my life. My mother was employed by the county nursing home.
Community provided support for the troops
Editor, The News: On behalf of the volunteers of Operation Lifeline, we would like to acknowledge the local community for its generosity of time and talent.
- More Letters to the Editor Headlines
- Letter to the Editor E-form