Fixing Yesterday

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34 (NIV)

Have you noticed how many people try to predict what will happen tomorrow? Most of them are professional prognosticators. Some of them lettered intellectuals or they are portrayed to us as such. Others are people with opinions, life experiences and some of them with large audiences. They look to history and not always accurate history, compare it to the events of the day and then predict what will happen tomorrow. Some of them entice groups of people to live as yesterday’s victims rather than considering today’s opportunities.

I certainly do not get the impression that any of them are divinely inspired prophets, although some of them appear to believe that they are.

Then you have politicians and ideologues who are constantly gaming. They live in a made up world and most of them are themselves made up – manufactured by public relations firms or political image consultants. They throw out all sorts of nonsensical predictions so that if there is a disaster or tragedy, they can point to the” I told you so” cause and affect. Global warming produced Hurricane Katrina and Sarah Palin is responsible for Jared Loughner.

Here is what I know. We cannot be certain of what will happen tomorrow anymore than we can fix yesterday. We do not control tomorrow. What we can and must do is focus on doing the right things today. Then when tomorrow arrives we will not have to worry about what we did yesterday. Does that sound irrational? It is like the axiom if you tell the truth; you never have to remember what you said.

The United States is not perfect, but even with Washington corruptocrats in charge it is still the best place on the planet. Why is it? Could it be that on one day in the history of the world, our most important yesterday, we did something right? And in spite of the doubled down efforts to undo all that is right with our country, we are still here.

We have managed to remain free in spite of ourselves. I wonder how.

Our founders contrary to liberal historians were not rich, evil, white men. Most were God fearing men who clearly knew the origin of freedom.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – The Declaration of Independence

In the modern United States of America, there are some who believe there is no Creator and actively fight to remove any mention of a Creator God from public discourse. If there is no Creator then there cannot be Creator endowed unalienable rights. The right to life? We have taken that right from more than 50 million unborn and now with health care changes perhaps from the aged and infirm. Liberty? There are many who are actively trying to take away our right to bear arms, our freedom of religion along with the most recent assault on our freedom of speech. Pursuit of happiness? Who gets to define the happiness that one should pursue?

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions… And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor. The Declaration of Independence

We got it right one day. It was our first day. It was our most important yesterday. We must remember who we appealed to and asked to judge the goodness of our intentions and who we relied on for protection on our first day. Maybe that is why, in spite of ourselves, we are still here. But, for how many more tomorrows?

© 2011

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