America... You are a crazy bunch. You fight about guns, walls and souls. You sound like spoiled children who have had their candy taken away. You throw stones, holler hate and call names... and then... I turn around and you are offering a hand, a kind word, a meal to a stranger. You help a brother who is down to his last dollar, a mama who needs grocery money and you give me all the feels.
Of course the you is me. If you are guilty of the crimes, then so am I.
But... I am so glad to be related to ya'll. I'm grateful to live in a country, still free. Free to rise up, stand firm, share words, protect the innocent, the elderly, the in-firmed. Speak Truth about God... Who loves all people, is not an American and is not all that pleased with our shenanigans.
I'm grateful for the men and women who still believe in the flag and what It stands for... freedom. Who fight for our freedom everyday, no matter the cost. Thank you!! I am grateful!
I pray for our country today. I pray we quiet ourselves a bit, let go of some our pride and look up, thanking God, and embrace the differences that we share. Recognizing that we do not have to agree in order to love. We can respect, encourage and love... without strings.
As Johnny said, let's shoot each other full of love today! Happy Birthday America!