As I await the outcome of the second impeachment trial of former president, Donald Trump, I feel an intensity that is hard to describe. I believe our world is at a crisis point. The election of Trump has moved the dial more toward a disastrous outcome. We are losing the ability to recognize evil. He has been a champion of unfettered self-serving evil and retaliates against anyone who does not bow to his will. His actions have spawned an insurrection. If he is acquitted and suffers no consequences it will demonstrate that our legal system does not reside in justice and he will be free to continue to spread his brand of evil and our nation will be weakened in the eyes of the world.
This nation and the world have moved away from living by God’s laws and that spells disaster. The words of God in the Bible are: ‘I lay before you, life and death—choose life’. The way we choose life is to live by the universal prayer: ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you ‘. That assumes goodness, not evil. Each time we step farther from the intent of that prayer we move closer to that negative side of the equation –we are choosing death. No one event causes the outcome, but each victory of evil moves us closer to disaster.