i think its okay to love a country, i love America, i love Israel, but i aint blind.
in many ways, at least the way i see it,you love a country, much like you love a woman, or your child. my love is always passionate, and i dont mean that inappropriately. When you love, love with your whole heart....and when you love somebody or something like a country, and you see them going WRONG, it just TEARS YOU UP!!!
and these days, there are SO MANY things going wrong in this country, it just tears me up! i cant help it.
Yes, God shaped the man i am, Jesus refines me in the Fire of His Love, but also the man i am is shaped by growing up American, and actually believing in the TRULY noble and upright precepts of what it MEANS to be an American, work hard, be a truth teller, always be ready to help a neighbor, always be ready to be a good husband and father, if your country needs it, put your life on the line, be prudent with resource, yet generous to those in need, study hard, be proficient in the letters...know the Word, Know God, know prayer and Fear God with a loving reverence, know how to bbq, love baseball...(why not? its fun)
i dont know what i'm really saying, except my hearts just broken.