While the politicians and even the President are busy point to control of this and that, none of them are focused on what may be a hidden volcano in our midst! I’m talking about the synergistic effect of decade’s long deterioration of both the social and spiritual fabric of the American psyche.
If one were to take a hard look at what is going on around them, the signs of a growing disease are in plain sight. Here’s a short list:
The traditional family unit is disappearing with more and more children the product of broken homes.
Churches everywhere are under constant attack by atheists and fewer people attend every year.
The healthcare net for the mentally ill is ragged and worn. More and more unstable people are walking the streets every day without supervision or any form of drug therapy.
Economic stress levels on millions of American citizens have steadily increased as the economy continues to falter. Some fear that this will lead to increased violence.
And the list goes on and on. A recent report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that as many as 1 in 5 people currently have some form of mental impairment. Even more concerning, about 5 percent of Americans have suffered from such severe mental illness that it interfered with day-to-day school, work or family. That works out to more than half a million adults who may be ticking time bombs in the cases where professional help is not available…
My thinking is that unless there is a paradigm shift in the very fabric of our society, then we may be on the way to harvesting that which we have sown for too long!