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  • Writer's pictureDale Hanks

Light Your Fire

It’s getting harder and harder to believe what’s going on in our country and in the world.

I have friends who tell me that watching the news makes them physically ill. I have relatives who tell me that seeing and hearing what’s coming out of the mouths of our leaders makes them rage. Personally, it makes my heart hurt.

Trust in institutions like the military, the State Department, the CDC, and the FBI has eroded to the point that I (along with many others) don’t believe a word they say.

But, in spite of all the bad, something good IS happening.

People are waking up.

People are becoming more aware.

People are looking below the surface to see the contrast between good and evil, right and wrong, light and darkness.

People are beginning to realize that some in positions of power have their OWN interests at heart – not the best interests of the country. And, given the magnitude of this latest Afghanistan debacle, people can openly see that what they’re being told doesn’t match what they KNOW to be true.

People are realizing that something is very, very wrong; and they are claiming their sovereignty and power.

Patriots, not only in our country, but around the world, have taken matters into their own hands because, quite simply, it is the right thing to do. Retired veterans and special forces operators went around the administration and organized Operation Pineapple Express, risking their own lives to get people out of Afghanistan. Charitable organizations supplied planes, helicopters, and personnel to aid in the evacuation effort. These included The Nazarene Fund , the Mighty Oaks Foundation, Project Dynamo and others.

A Marine colonel has stood up and called out his superior officers for their lack of accountability, violating a 250-year-old military tradition of not criticizing one’s superiors. He sacrificed his career and future livelihood in the military for the sake of the truth.

Two top FDA officials have resigned over the White House meddling in the vaccine booster roll-out.

Yes, people are beginning to see the light.

And people are getting fed up with being told that they don’t know what’s best for themselves and their families. That’s why all those private citizens worked to help get people out of Afghanistan. That’s why we have protests and rallies around the world against vaccine mandates and lockdowns. That’s why parents are showing up at school board meetings to protest how their kids are being treated and what they’re being taught. A Rasmussen poll shows that 1 in 3 Americans believe the 2020 election was stolen and they are pressuring their states to conduct forensic audits.

A few weeks ago, I posted a blog entitled, “Don’t Bow to the Hat” about how William Tell stood up to the petty tyrants of his day.

I came across another story that inspired me and I wanted to share it with you. It’s about St. Patrick. Yes, the same legendary St. Patrick who drove the snakes out of Ireland.

When Patrick was just sixteen years old, pirates kidnapped him from England and sold him into slavery in Ireland. He grew into adulthood in Ireland, learned Gaelic and Irish customs, and also became a Christian. Years later, he managed to escape his captors and flee back to England. But Ireland was calling to him and he decided to go back and be a missionary.

In the year 433 A.D., on Easter Sunday, the king decreed that, in observance of a pagan Druid festival, everyone was prohibited from lighting a flame or candle. Patrick refused to “bend the knee” and violate his moral Christian beliefs; so, he risked his life by climbing the highest hill in the area and lighting a huge bonfire. As the Irish townsfolk awoke that Easter morning, they could see Patrick’s fire and his brave rebellion against the king’s controlling decree. Patrick wanted to show the world that light dispels the darkness.

It’s time we all do the same, Patriots. Let’s stand up and climb the highest hill to light our bonfire. Each of us has a voice. By uniting them in the power of goodness and light, we CAN and WILL make a difference.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

– Edmund Burke

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