LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hearts are hurting for Americans

America is hurting. Each one of us, regardless of ideologies are hurting. The deaths of our Marines are something each of us are feeling. It hurts.

This morning at my 7 a.m. Bible Study where I normally sit and listen, I spoke up with words and wisdom that seemed to emanate somewhere from my spirit and my being.

I stated that everything that is happening right now has God’s hands on it. I said that God is correcting what was wrong. Some of us felt that the election was illegitimate. We knew something was amiss, but we could not put our arms around it. But God knew. Nothing has been right since the onset of this administration. One chaos after another. Poor leadership. Poor decisions. The country suffers.

I believe that what is happening and what has happened in Afghanistan is God’s way of showing us that HE is making the changes. “Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit.” (Proverbs 10:2). That this leadership was not sanctioned. That we need a change. We might have to suffer through the process of this change, but we must hold on and trust Him. And follow through with the changes come 2022 and 2024.

I believe that He is also showing us that America does not have the right to invade and occupy other countries for whatever purposes. He showed us that in Korea, Vietnam, and Afghanistan. We can help other countries by diplomacy, peacekeeping, organized giving in terms of food, shelter, health, education, and religious ministries. That we must protect America within our borders. I realize that this is not easy to execute but we must try. We have enough sophisticated firepower militarily to defend us.

I believe that we must be our brothers’ keepers.

We are one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

May God Bless America,

Gloria A. Apolinario