And of course, we don’t know when we will leave our lives here. Young or old, we’re always just a breath away from Heaven’s door.
When we get there, some will have already experienced many life-threatening situations. For example, those positions taken on for a greater cause: the men and women who have served in our armed forces, policemen, or firefighters; all who put their lives on the line for others.
When we get to Heaven’s door, each of us will have lived through personal difficulties and disappointments. For the majority of us, our Faith in God will have carried us through those difficulties and disappointments. We will have grown stronger in our everyday lives because of them, and when we stand before the door to Heaven we will be welcomed by loving arms.
Today though, our Faith–I’m talking about the Faith of Catholics, Protestants, and Jews–is the strength that keeps us going. And it is being maligned. No, not just maligned; it’s being attacked by those who would have things ‘their way,’ a selfish way not based on the Truth. These are the faiths of those who founded America, and their principles are those upon which our Constitution and Bill of Rights were written. Some deny that—-but in doing so, they deny the Truth.
Today, all over the world, we see Catholics, Protestants, and Jews viciously and mortally attacked in an attempt to extinguish their Faiths by ‘getting rid’ of the people who hold to them. And now, the same destructive germ is growing in America, and killing Americans.
And still, we can’t pray or say God’s name in schools. In many places “Under God” has been left out of the Pledge of Allegiance. If we work in public buildings, we can’t wear a Crucifix, or T-shirt with a Menorah, or anything else that proclaims our Faith. For goodness sake, we can’t even say ‘Merry Christmas’ in some places! So, the germ is growing, bolstered by the stupidity of political correctness.
If that sounds ‘intolerant’ of ideologies that would love nothing better than to take hold and destroy our country, who cares! There’s something much bigger here than political correctness.
Yes, life on Earth is a serious thing. What’s at stake is at the heart of humanity and personhood itself. We were created with God-given intrinsic rights as human beings, and when we leave this planet, when we inevitably knock on heaven’s door, those inherent rights will still be valid—-even if no one here on Earth recognizes them anymore.