The Whole Heart Is Faint
In my last post I let Isaiah paint the picture of our present condition in just five sentences.
Where will you be stricken again, as you continue in your rebellion? The whole head is sick and the whole heart is faint. From the sole of the foot even to the head there is nothing sound in it, only bruises, welts and raw wounds, not pressed out or bandaged, nor softened with oil. Your land is desolate, your cities are burned with fire, your fields — strangers are devouring them in your presence; It is desolation, as overthrown by strangers. The daughter of Zion is left like a shelter in a vineyard, like a watchman’s hut in a cucumber field, like a besieged city. Isaiah 1:5-8
I ended Part 1 with this: What future are we passing on to our children? What hope and what vision are we giving them? Who are we if we no longer care about those who come after us?
Our sickness is turning us into something diabolical. I want to borrow a statement made by Jesus when He was teaching His people how to prayer. He never intended it to refer to anybody, but boy, here we are. It describes our condition so well.
“Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone? “Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? Matt 7:9-10
“Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he? “Or if he is asked for an egg, he will not give him a scorpion, will he? Luke 11:11-12
How can we hand a scorpion to our children?
What is this scorpion we are handing to them?
What is the cure for this?
What is the path forward?
How do we get out of this mess we are in?
What is this scorpion we are passing off to our children?
Well, I don’t want to get bogged down in describing the disease here. It is covered extensively elsewhere by many. Isaiah’s description above is sufficient. For now, I will create these posts on “Saving Us” with these assumptions.
- The people that build pleasant and sustaining civilizations (White people) are being killed and replaced.
- The American experiment has ended and will not save them.
- They must find other ways to save themselves.
- Our children’s world will not be pleasant or sustaining.
Name our disease what you will, but this is the world we hand over to our children. It is terrifying.
I feel like I have been standing in the rain for the past 30 days and the water is now up to my nose. If it keeps raining like this, what will life be like for my children? Under such conditions should I seek to organize and develop more political ideas or should I be looking for something that floats?