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Friday, October 03, 2008

The Prodigal Country?

The prodigal son is a parable about a boy who wanted his inheritance NOW rather than waiting until Dad passed away. He lived high on the hog and then low on the hogs, wallowing with the porcine creatures doing worse than Dad's hired hands. Realizing the error of his ways, the boy returns to his father who receives him joyfully.

Easy to apply this to an individual, but does it also describe America? Amassing our wealth NOW and not waiting until the riches of heaven, are we dining with pigs? Our national morals have dragged into the mud, we appear to be on the edge of a bleak tomorrow... are we the prodigal nation? Can we, as a country, bring ourselves to see the truth and turn back to God? We know from His Word that He would accept us. What effect would this have? Would God's celebration be one of a return to physical prosperity or would it be of spiritual riches, which could be enjoyed in poverty or wealth (maybe not as easily in wealth...)

Your thoughts?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Emo-ness"

Emo means "emotional" and also "melodramatic" and sometimes "suicidal" and often "self pitying".

Emo-ness:
A post which is self pitying, whiny, and non redemptive. e.g "I have no friends. no one undestands me. I hatemy life. I hate you. Wah."

For those of you reading this wondering what it is, Swanson asked on my blog what "emo" or "emo-ness" means.

;)

mac said...

Well, I think it would be a great effect if all America turned to God. WHY? Because the Bible says he protects those who love him. We can't know that this is totally true, but we, or I anyway; trust in the bible. I know that it's real and it's the truth not everyone believes this is true. I do however.