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When will Freedom Ring Again?

I, like many of you are confused by the state of our country as we prepare to celebrate our freedom. In less than a month Old Glory seems to have begun tearing at the seams. Black churches are burning, shootings on our homeland are taking more lives than war, and decisions are being made with reckless abandon.

After spending a week on vacation, rarely watching or reading the news, my heart weeps. People on social media have taken sides, sides many probably don’t understand. The White House declared victory with a light show of pride. Will their pride still show and light up with red, white and blue on the 4th of July? Friends turn against friends as they change their images colors to rainbows. Division and pain continue to create a chasm within our nation.
I am not taking sides in all of these disputes and you will not read my opinion here.

However I would like to share some thoughts on our freedom and what it should mean.

Our forefathers and grandfathers maybe even husbands, sons or fathers fought to protect our country. Dating back to when we stood against our motherland and separated from England. Our country has stood on principles, faith and values.

Over the past three hundred years or so, even before the colors of the flag had dried, our country has been divided. In the 1800’s the north battles the south. In that war it was not a war of black against white, it was more right versus wrong.