July 2, 2012: Liberty in God

~ by Mary Galvano


Fourth of July is one of the most important celebrations in the United States. People across the nation come together to celebrate the day with cookouts, pool parties, and fireworks. Has the nation, however, lost touch with the purpose of this glorious day?

The Fourth of July is the nation’s day of independence. It didn’t happen that quickly, though. After being declared a nation of its own independence and under God, the patriots of this great nation fought hard to keep that freedom; Freedom to believe in God and freedom to believe in Jesus who founded His church, freedom to believe that all men are created equal and in the dignity of all human life, freedom to believe what the churches teaches about the human body, fertility, relationships and to live by truth. This is our country, truth, justice, and the American way.

Today in our country there is a threat against our freedom. In the year 2012 we are getting a great privilege to experience what St. Peter and St. Paul went through by being forced to go against these beliefs we hold dear to our hearts. Yet, through Peter and Paul we are being led continuously to get through these times through the power of the Eucharist.

The power of God is called upon us through the power of prayer. The nation is fervently praying to keep these liberties. We are living in a world that the first apostles lived in where they were not free to practice their religion. By prayer we are sent angels to stand by the church and us during this time. We pray that the light of truth will shine on this nation and it’s people in their hearts. We must rise quickly with the sword of prayer with the love of God and neighbor. God will set us free from whatever oppresses us. God is near and answers our prayer to this nation. He will rescue us and lead us to go where we need to go. Most importantly, prayer brings us safely home to the heavenly kingdom by bringing us closer to the King of kings and the Lord of lords.

Bring God into contact with this country proclaimed as one nation under God by proclaiming the Gospel. This will uphold these threats of religious freedom. God gives us hope and peace. God’s peace isn’t the absence of war and strife but is to comfort us and to lead us with confidence in faith by guarding us and guiding us. He will shelter us and save us whatever the threats. We come rightly and justly to the throne of God by the Eucharist. Through the Eucharist we are trusting in God to bring us out of these evil times. The Lord is God in Him do we place our trust.

This Fourth of July let us all stand together and remember the ones who founded this nation under God. Let us give thanks to God for our liberties and pray that they may be preserved. We are one nation under God, with Liberty and justice for all.

Please visit this website and recite the Litany for Liberty for use during the fortnight for freedom:

http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/fortnight-for-freedom/upload/Litany-for-Liberty-2.pdf

It is important that we stand together and bring this country back to its Maker.

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Mary Galvano-Bajohr is a singer/songwriter, LPGA golf instructor, speaker and author. On the golf course she is a dedicated professional, but go to a Yankee game, a Pro-life event or other venue and you just might see her step up to the microphone and sing the National Anthem or the Ave Maria.

Visit Mary’s website at www.marygalvano.com.

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