Two nights ago Obama delivered the State of the Union address. Hearing the speech was novel for me as a Non-American, but I was captivated by the oratory of Obama. After his speech Indiana Republican Governor Mitch Daniels responded on behalf of the GOP.
He accused Obama of having a serious lack of political integration.Obama was in essence saying that America was a mesomorphic stud, and Daniels said that the country was in fact an endomorphic slob. Who is right? I am not sure, but like David Asscherick says “there is my story, their story and then there is the truth”. Time will tell.
We all struggle with having a lack of integration between who we are, and who we desire to be. Its like the fun house mirrors that distort our image and make us look like something that we are not. I have found that there is always a cost associated with going forward, with transformation. Progress and personal growth always have an associated cost. It may cost cherished beliefs, friends, family, or sacred cows in our lives. It may even cost us the “personhood” that we have held onto as being our ultimate goal.
A lack of spiritual integration because of pie-in the sky thinking can lead us to pie-in the face experiences. I pray that God helps us to see our true condition, because only in having a brutally honest view of ourselves will we find the right solution.
Lamentations 3:40 Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD.