In the hours following the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001, Major League Baseball and the National Football League felt it was inappropriate to play games while bodies were being pulled from beneath remnants of the World Trade Center. Subsequently, baseball commissioner Bud Selig cancelled all games for the rest of the week. Meanwhile, Paul Tagliabue postponed a weekend slate of NFL games, citing regrets of playing two days after president John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
These things happened as a warning to us, so that we would not crave evil things as they did, 1 Corinthians 10:6.
While civil unrest is apparent, citizens unhappy with how some Americans were killed and treated by law enforcement, perhaps now is a good time for a season of trueths. If timing really is everything, what good will further protests do in the wake of the deadliest day for police officers since 9/11. Where is common sense, decency or social etiquette to let people mourn and remember those whose life have been snuffed out? If individuals don’t learn from history, America will not escape the same fate fallen civilizations have endured.
There is time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up. A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, Ecclesiastes 3:3-4.
Regardless of your stance on racial relations, there should be one common bond that unites, that we are one nation under God. The political correct crowd can not deny the founding of religious principles established by our forefathers. Thus, everyone must make an important decision: are you going to be part of the problem or a piece to the solution? Solomon’s words in Ecclesiastes are profound. Yet, if these words are ignored, I’m afraid healing will never arrive. In the future, don’t let your emotions get the best of you. Rather, ask God to help you see what you can do to make America great again!
by Jay Mankus