Meeting the crisis of our times
Speaking before the Cincinnati Council of World Affairs, Admiral Arthur W.Bradford asked this question, “How can American democracy meet the crisis of our times?”
He then gave this answer, “Americanism means the qualities of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood, thus the virtues that made America. The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”
You see, the real basis of this world struggle is spiritual. The above qualities, which are recognized as the basic traits that have made America great, are fundamentally spiritual qualities.
The Chinese wall was built centuries ago to keep rude invaders from the culture of the Chinese. The wall still stands. The Mongols just bribed the gate-keepers and got across.
The greatest thing you can do for America today is to get right spiritually and then become a center of contagion to revive those virtues that make a nation worth saving.
“Thoughts For Today to Brighten Your Day” by Glenn, Mercedes and Lauren Hitchcock