What if our founders were intent on building a nation
whose laws mirrored those of Jesus’ “kingdom of heaven”?
mourn for our own sinfulness?
Shouldn’t our people be hungering and thirsting for righteousness?
Wouldn’t we be peacemakers, pure in heart, meek in spirit?
Wouldn’t the policy of our nation be to lend to those who ask;
bless those who curse us;
turn the other cheek; go the second mile;
open our hearts to the naked and hungry;
care about those in prison; bind the wounds of the sick?
turn our faces from the sick and dying,
imprison our prophets, crucify those who come
in the name of the Lord?
Why does America, the Exceptional, God’s new Israel,
despise those whom Jesus chose to serve,
applaud the success of oppressors,
elevate the arrogant, enable the wealthy,
excuse iniquity, celebrate celebrity,
how we thank Him we are not as other nations.
Give God one good reason that He should “bless America.”