I am old enough to remember our nation before the age of information. The Internet, Facebook and smart phones. A time when human contact was not a luxury, but a necessity.
How did we ever exist before a fax machine? We used snail mail and a land line telephone. The world was more personal then. Banks loaned money on a signature. That was the only collateral required.
I am young enough to see my nation today with eyes wide open. The media no longer reports news, they entertain. Privacy no longer exists. Intellectual property is now owned by public domain. Computer games have replaced Saturday afternoon neighborhood ball games.
Our neighbors are strangers instead of dependable friends. We are involved in conflicts around the world and countries we send aid to scream death to America. My nation's credit rating has suffered multiple downgrades. We are $16 trillion in debt and for the first time in American history, the generation that follows mine will not be as prosperous. Our society is quick to litigate and many position themselves to prey on the weak and needy.
I predict all this will come to pass. I predict that when our economy eventually crumbles under the most monumental debt in history, people will return to the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ.
A new awakening awaits us all. A new day. A time when Christian discipleship will once again reign supreme. At that time we will rediscover the values our county was founded on and return to our purpose -- service to one another.