n some respects Americans are mildly lost. Without the Lord Jesus Christ guiding their thought and lives people go astray in pursuit of a zillion temporal things. Many of those temporal, material things don’t work well with other material things they pursue. The entire society might be regarded as uncoordinated materially and prone to conflicts. Short term profits are a reason for being in-themselves as the woods for the trees can’t be seen as they are clear cut and replaced with subdivisions and asphalt.
Homosexual marriage was just one, wrong belligerent political move more satisfying to Satan one would think, than to God. Not that anything humans do might be satisfying to God of course; He is perfection and humanity is mired in original sin and the hog farm of bad politics as a millennial activity. Instead of working things in a positive and optimal direction the leadership chooses wrong options. Homosexual marriage for example might have not been selected to offend most of the planet’s sensibilities and instead some kind of contractual, new homo institution for that behavior seeking legal encumbrances to reduce individual civil liberties might have been made; Americans would have tolerated that and not brought some wrath of God style corrections upon themselves. Perhaps there is more of that in store down the road since Americans seem so far lost as to forget the gospel has conditions and expectations of Biblically correct spirit and behavior with it.
People are often drifting in and out of life. They strut and fret their hour on the stage with ample worries as Shakespeare noted (in Hamlet) without considering the phenomenality of it all. Neither do they have adequate concern for the ecosphere’s health to keep it alive and thriving apparently as a long slow drain of its health is perpetrated by the human economic style of exploiting resources until they don’t work any more.
Certainly taxes need be increased upon the rich yet Democrats are far too weak for that in their pursuit of all looseness possible from border security to material increase. God has indicated that he has displeasure when the rich exploit the poor; maybe the concentration of over-wealth in the U.S.A. is another part of the problem theologically speaking. The loose border allowing human vectors of infection quite liberally to cross illegally also assures that Mexico’s health system and politics are over-exploited or underdeveloped as the case may be and Mexicans die trying to keep U.S. auto plants producing during the pandemic. Illegal immigration means that economics are loose on both sides of the border with the poor paying the cost of such political vaguery.
Matthew 19: 23 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”