America no longer is concerned with Truth. We have sacrificed the good of the country and the good of the least of these for the ever insatiable and subjective good of the individual. Truth has been reduced to a mere nuisance. May we be driven to repentance.
Whose command was ever fulfilled
unless the Lord decreed it?
Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that everything comes-
both calamity and blessing?
Why should any living person complain
when punished for his sins?
Let us carefully examine our ways,
and let us return to the Lord.
Let us lift up our hearts and our hands
to God in heaven:
"We have blatantly rebelled; you have not forgiven."
Our hearts no longer have any joy;
our dancing is turned to mourning.
The crown has fallen from our head;
woe to us, for we have sinned!
Because of this, our hearts are sick;
because of these things, we can hardly see through our tears.
For wild animals are prowling over Mount Zion,
which lies desolate.
But you, O Lord, reign forever;
your throne endures from generation to generation.
Why do you keen on forgetting us?
Why do you forsake us for so long?
Bring us back to yourself, O Lord, so
that we may return to you;
renew our life as in days before,
unless you have utterly rejected us
and are angry with us beyond measure.
For your loyal love extends beyond the sky,
and your faithfulness reaches the clouds (Psalm 57:10).
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgements and how fathomless his ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, and who has been his counselor? Or who has first given to God, that God needs to repay him? For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.
All verses are taken from the New English Translation.