President Obama has issued a proclamation declaring this Thursday as National Day of Prayer. In his proclamation, he states that prayer has long been an important part of U.S. history. The nation upholds as fundamental principles the exercise of religion and freedom of conscience, he said. Thus Americans have long considered it “fitting and proper” to publicly observe the importance of prayer on May 6.
You know it’s bad when criticism of a liberal comes from CNN. From Jack Cafferty: “What’s misguided, Mr. Obama, is the federal government’s ongoing refusal to enforce the laws that are already on the books…parts of it are word for word the same as the federal statutes, which continue to be all but ignored.”
With America increasingly losing touch with its Christian heritage and becoming more secularized, I am, for all intents and purposes, a missionary to America. However, unlike the conventional foreign missionary whose work is largely evangelical mine is prophetic in the contemporary sense. In this role, I bear the unenviable task of critic, pointing out where the tension between Christ and culture has given way to capitulation and compromise. At times, this is an unpleasant task.