It must be said that standing out of respect for the American flag, nor during the singing of the National Anthem deserve the combative demonstrations we experience on a weekly basis. We would be better served if there was regular adherence to the Word of God in Philippians 2:10 (KJV) that says, “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.” In other words, we ought to be faithful in getting down on both knees in prayer rather than take one knee in protest. Prayer will trump protest every day.
We must feel the pain and agony of our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria brought havoc to this American Island. Whenever a family member suffers, the pain is felt by the total body. Puerto Rico is not just an Island out in the middle of a big ocean, it is a member of our body crying for help. Loving parents are always faithful in responding to the cries of their child. May we never falter in the execution of our moral obligation to the family. Charity begins at home, and then it spreads abroad.
Together, all things are possible.