*By Julie Barrett, Founder, Conservative Ladies of Washington
In the world of the radical left, it’s very important to constantly recognize and reflect on and repent for the sins of your ancestors. But not all ancestors, only the ones with white skin. The radical left wants to make everything about the color of one’s skin and if your skin is white, they want you to feel guilty about it.
The state of Washington sent the following “Thanksgiving Reflection” to state employees on this holiday week. Instead of being grateful and enjoying the holiday with your loved ones, the radical left would prefer that you reflect on violent wars of the past as they claim these “violent acts” of 500 years ago are still impacting indigenous people today.
Instead of celebrating that two very different groups of people – the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people – came together in feast and friendship, the left would rather we focus on the wars that preceded this act of friendship. The important question we should be asking ourselves is “why?” Why would they want us to shift our focus from gratitude, love and friendship to war and violence?
Focusing on the negative, holding onto regret and sins of the past will divide the people. Division is the main goal of the progressive left. A divided people are much easier to control and we are seeing this on every level in America today.
American history is ugly. And it is beautiful. I don’t know any person who has a perfect life – life is filled with hills and valleys and sins and celebrations. That’s the way life goes. If we hang onto every sin or every regret, how do we move forward in a positive direction? We can’t. And that’s the point of the left.
As with our personal lives, as a country, we must confront the ugly parts of our past and learn from it so that we can do better in the future. As the Bible tells us, we must repent and be forgiven. (“Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away.” Acts 3:19) That means that we don’t have to repent and feel guilty every single Thanksgiving. We can move forward vowing to be better and do better and we can celebrate our families, our friends, and this great country we are blessed to call home.
We must resist the call to become divided people. Instead, I would challenge you to do something just the opposite: reach out to a friend you haven’t spoken to in some time because you don’t see eye-to-eye on political issues, purchase a bag of food at the checkout at the grocery store for a family in need, donate blankets, coats and socks to your local homeless shelter or food bank. These small acts of kindness are the best way we can counter the call to division. What will you do to impact your community for good this Thanksgiving?