In my lifetime I’ve seen the phrase “under God” added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954 under President Dwight D. Eisenhower. That fall when we went back to school, we were proud to say the pledge every morning. It felt good to acknowledge the fact we were under God. It served as a centering thought before we began our studies.
Then within eight short years, prayer was ruled out as a standard practice in schools with the Supreme Court decision of Engel v. Vitale on June 25, 1962. Things have seemed to go south ever since we ask God to butt out.
At the risk of sounding like an old fogey, I wonder if it’s not time to do some repenting for the way we’ve disregarded Him.
What do you think?