Brother Monk, why so sad?
I’m sad and mad, Father.
Well, during my visit with my cousin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’ he had tickets to what Americans call ‘The Army and Navy’ football game between these two branches of their military services.
Yes, and…said Father Monk…
Well the stadium was huge, and there must have been about 80,000 to 90,000 people packed in there, and it was cold and rainy…and the pageantry was spectacular with all the bands and cheergirls and the people cheering and yelling their heads off for their side!
And talk about patriotism, why, when those Army corps of cadets from West Point Military Academy, and those Navy midshipmen from the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland marched in, the roar of the crown was incredibly spectacular! Then the teams came running on the field and the roar of the crowd intensified!
President Trump and several of his cabinet was there and also some of the top officers of both branches. Then an Army chaplain took center stage to offer the Invocation prayer.
And it was a good prayer, and he mentioned God and prayed in His name (although which God or several gods he referred to so as to be neutral so as not to offend?), and with all those 80,000 plus people listening intently with heads bowed, and, as I later heard, the millions and millions of people across the U.S. watching the game on TV, why, the perfect moment of the year to proclaim Christ to the world was missed!
And this was intentional because of the stupid, cowardly policy put in place for their armed forces so as not to offend the Muslims, Jews and all other sects or cults that our not Christians for fear of losing their job! You can say Allah be praised, but don’t you dare mention Jesus! Oh, no, that would be strictly against policy!
And so Father Monk, I am mad, angry, me, an Englishmen, because of the cowards in the ranks! Those who are afraid to proclaim the name of Jesus for fear of retaliation! Don’t they know that no man, no words, no prayers come to Almighty God, our Father in Heaven except through Jesus Christ? Do they even think their prayer was heard?
Well, I shall proclaim the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, our Lord and our God, the soon and coming KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS, to reign on earth for a thousand years and forever.
I shall proclaim here and to America that Jesus Christ is Lord, who died for our sins, and that by confessing Him we are forgiven and have eternal life with Him. Blessed be the name of GOD, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and all thanksgiving be to Him now and forever for all things, for all blessings, for His love, mercy and grace, and to all those, even the cowards of this past Army-Navy football game of December 2018 In the Year of our Lord+