Walter Buchanan

GOLDEN CORNER

I've always been a fan of the late Paul Harvey, who once told how an Eskimo kills a wolf. He would dip the blade of a knife in blood, take it out, and let it freeze. He would repeat that process several times until there was a thick layer of frozen blood on the knife. Then, he would stick that knife into the snow with the blade up. Along comes the wolf, and begins to lick to blood. He continues to lick, not knowing his tongue is lacerated, and he is consuming his own blood until he bleeds to death. That reminds me of what the prophet told Old Testament Israel, "Oh Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself." (Hosea 13:9) Could it be true of our beloved U.S.A. is destroying herself with all the evil, hatred, strife and conflict which fills the evening news? What could be the solution to this problem? If everyone would listen to the Word of God and live by it, how different this world would be! Here's an example, "Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion one for another, love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; not rendering evil for evil of reviling for reviling...(I Peter 3:8,9) Following this and a host of similar passages would change the direction our nation is traveling.