Hope for the future brings power to the present

Alexis De Tocqueville, French Statesman and author, wrote in 1831: “I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers and it was not there. I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her fertile fields and boundless forests, and it was not there. I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her rich mines and her vast world commerce, and it was not there. I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her democratic congress and her matchless constitution, and it was not there. Not until I went to the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her power. This explains why religious nations have so often achieved such lasting results: for while they were thinking only of the other world, they had found out the great secret of success in this.”

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  1. Posted by memnan on June 29, 2009 at 7:50 am

    “…while they were thinking only of the other world, they had found out the great secret of success in this.”

    So true! When we truly turn our eyes upon Jesus, we begin to see Him in all things! While times have change, and faith in this great nation of ours is sadly less obvious in the day to day…Just like Jesus’ promise to Mary…when we choose the “better part” (seeing Him in all things) it will not be taken from us…

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