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Published:May 16th, 2007 12:11 EST
Separation of Church from State. Isn't that a Contradiction?

Separation of Church from State. Isn't that a Contradiction?

By Carolee Kaufold

In God We Trust; Separation of Church from State. Isn't that a contradiction? How can we ask for God's help, then say never mind? I really don't understand that. Does it mean in school kids pray they pass their test, but cannot pray their school is safe? At baseball games fans pray for a home run, but cannot pray for the City, Town or State in which they live. Or at church, we can ask forgiveness but cannot talk about who should be running the country?

How can we believe that God is holding us in His hand and guiding us then make our own rules and regulations? The God we believe in may be in a church with a big white steeple, or on the mountain top, or in our heart. He has different names, Lord, God, Master or Holy One. We don't have to go to the corner church or a downtown worship place. We don't have to get in a car and travel for miles to find God. He is all around. He is in our every move.

We feel we can make up our minds about life's problems. But in the tiny corners of our heart and soul, we know the right thing to do. I will tell you what happens to me, when God talks to me. My heart and soul begins to pound. I cannot think of anything else, until I do what I need to do. I may not want to do it, but my insides will not rest until I do. I might want to hide under the bed, instead of facing God's advice. I have tried to walk around the block, instead of making that phone call for forgivingness. I have sung at the top of my lungs not to hear my mind telling me to make something better. I have tried to read a magazine, instead of knowing I should be getting my life straight.

When I do the right thing, I am filled with so much peace and joy. My mind is clear, my heart is light and my soul is soaring. I feel like I am glowing; I feel like I can do anything.

Well, dear friends, this country has to be One Nation under God. We have to trust God. I know that God will talk to each one of us. Our hearts will pound, our hands will sweat. We will know the right thing to do. I pray that everyone will listen to their heart and soul. Whatever you do I hope you decide to pray for God's will for our beloved country. God Bless us all. I know He does.