In 1954, Congress added the words, ‘under God’ to the Pledge of Allegiance. This part of the Pledge reads, “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”.

In Sacred Scripture the Blessed Apostle Paul wrote that where the Spirit of God is there lies freedom. One then can say, where God is, man is free from the bondage of evil, for he lives in Truth (God Himself).

How far have we gone from this today? Our Bishops are warning us that there is a movement to remove Judeo-Christian beliefs in this country. We must return to our roots, ‘one nation under God.’ For this to happen, all of us are called to prayer.  Prayer is the foundation on ones growth in Truth who is God. We may add that through prayer one’s heart grows in a deep love for God. No praying… not loving God.

As we celebrate our Independence Day on the Fourth of July, we must recall one of the main reasons the Founding Fathers wanted this country free. It was for those that live here would never again have to suffer for their religious beliefs. For these people came over here at the beginning, because they wanted to love and adore God according to their belief without being persecuted. They too realized that to keep this freedom, they and those who live here in this country, must always keep guard so that it is never taken away… the right to worship.

Lord help our country to return to You and live according to your words in Holy Writ. For it is in following You, freedom shall always ring in the hearts of our citizens. Amen.