Today's I want to challenge each of us to look at the house of cards we live in. Are the cards built from God's playing deck or of man's? This rather simple examination of our personal lives can save our souls.
If I was to look at the United States right now, I would say our house definitely plays with man's deck of cards. Here are three examples. The continued promotion of abortion by elites means we pay to kill people at the rate of over one million a year! With a birthrate in the US of native born below replacement levels, you can effectively say we are committing genocide to ourselves. The continued promotion of Keynesian economics says we play God with money, making something out of nothing. The debts racked up, and increased economic burden they place on the economy also mean we are placing a noose around our future capabilities. Finally the rewriting of history to remove the need of God to keep order in society removes a key component to our national system of laws. Our legal basis for existence in the Declaration of Independence states we must act under Natural law or Nature's God for final authority in what we do. Yes this is a Christian concept, when discarded allows us to convolute any decision to meet our personal tastes. This allows materialism to sweep the nation, selfish leaders, and promotes issues one and two.
I am just a fallen man, but I would say the house of cards photographed above provides abetter example of living life well. St Joseph, the chaste spouse who cared for Mary and Jesus through years of exile and threat of death by the King of Judea silently following the will of God. St Peter, the man who's Holy Spirit powered faith sustained him through trial, torment, and the creation of a church enroute to his own cross of crucifixion. St Sebastian, who guarded the Emperor until he received the choice to burn incense to a false God. St Francis of Assisi who gave us a great example of working towards peace, and always knew God creates things from nothing not man. St Augustine who's writings illuminated the scripture, and demonstrated why he needed to turn from sin filled life to become one with God's will. Finally St Boniface, who demonstrated to Druids their trees served the one God's will when he cut their biggest down to make a church from the lumber.
We have a choice of cards to build our lives. If we want the life eternal, it is best to pick the cards God designed, and the examples of those who followed God to eternal life in heaven as role models. Following the example of Margret Sanger, Keyes or Stalin, Mao, Hitler and current history rewriters only leads to a life which ends with death and self chosen life of separation from the eternal paradise.