Through Him, With Him and In Him.

 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. – John 15:5

The western world has very much affirmed the ego of man. That is the great difference between the East and the West. In the eastern world, where there is an overemphasis on the sovereignty of God, God does everything, man does nothing. That is the reason why there’s been very little technical progress in the East. In the western world, man does everything, God does nothing. The balance between the two is, “I can do all things in Him who strengthens me.” – Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

At the 2012 Democratic pre-convention delegate meetings a news release revealed that the mention of God was no longer a plank in the party’s platform. When the news broke there was quite the stir. So much so that a special vote of the delegates had to be taken in order to re-instate God’s name to the platform. It took three attempts to vote Yay, before it could questionably be determined that the majority was in favor of reinstating reference to God. It could rightly be argued that the nays out weighed the yay vote.

The reason I bring up the 2012 Democratic Convention controversy is because God has always held a special place in the founding of our country. Not all of the founding fathers were deemed religious in practice nor in personal belief. Many were men of the Enlightenment. However, they must have believed that if this fledgling democracy was to ever have a chance to survive, it had to be based upon a foundation of an irrefutable objective truth that could only be found in God. And not built upon the rationalized subjective truth of men. Men are fallible, God is not. Those who see the value in this, accept the Constitution as a static document. As an immovable doctrine. Those who do not believe the Constitution is a living document. And therefore open to re-interpretation and manipulation. Times do change, yet when whimsical interpretations of the Constitution take hold, which are not motivated by common sense application but rather political, then not only is diminished the spirit of the document, but its very stability is threatened. When rational but unreasonable men believe that they are the foundation of democracy, then the order of divine objective truth soon will be replaced by chaos and division. All we need for proof of this is to simply look about us.

When God is rightly granted a place in the civilizations of men and women, then, prosperity, harmony, peace and longevity abide. But if mankind is left to itself, then what remains is an unbridled ego that will set humanity firmly on the road to perdition.

About Alan A. Malizia: Contagious Optimism! Co-Author

Retired mathematics teacher and high school athletics coach. Honors: 1988 Ct. Coach of the Year for H.S. Girls Voleyball and 2007 Inducted into the Ct. Women's Volleyball Hall of Fame. Since retiring have written two books; "The Little Red Chair," an autobiography about my life experience as a polio survivor and "A View From The Quiet Corner," a selection of poems and reflections. Presently I am a contributing author for the "Life Carrots" series primarily authored by Dave Mezzapelle of
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