6 months ago
Monday, September 5, 2011
How can we apply this today? When passionate voices cry out for one cause or the other. Our Southern friends of the past, driven to preserve a way of life, used methods and "moral undergirding" that threatened and ultimately led to secession and war. Lincoln never blinked in his resolve to preserve the union, believing that only together do we solve the great problems of the day. And that the very founding principles of democracy were threatened if secession could ever be the answer to the challenges of any particular era. No, the principles are validated when a people stay together and work those challenges out; however long it takes or however difficult.
I'm with Lincoln. Because, by the way, he was with the One who said, "A house divided cannot stand..." And He wasn't speaking of democracy, I shouldn't think.