"And my people, upon whom my name is called, being converted, shall make supplication to me, and seek out my face, and do penance for their most wicked ways: then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins and will heal their land." From 2 Chronicles 7:14, Douay-Rheims Bible
In Montgomery County MD, fireworks have been cancelled this evening due to the excessive heat and remaining power outages. I think it's just as well. We are at a crossroads - not only in terms of this country but civilization in general. We need to set aside the customary hoopla to think, ponder and above all, to pray for our poor country that has strayed so far from the path of righteousness.