A love letter to the West

My dearest West 

Thank you for our freedom, thank you for our rights, thank you for our jobs that keep the lights on at night.

Thank you for our safety, thank you for our schools, thank you for our healthcare and social benefits, democracy rules! 

We don’t go hungry, we never thirst, surrounded in relative luxury, our desires always come first.

But

You have forgotten the book that built you and the God who once knew you and have chained yourself to the lies of this world. This is not progression, but regression, back to the darkness before the Gospel was told.

We once valued piety and peace from above, but you have exchanged this for debauchery and the lies of free love. 

Our women were once sacred, respected and cherished, equal in value, betrothed without blemish. 

But your new age has made them objects of sex, giving rise to the #MeToo movement in a secular context. 

You have forgotten the book that built you and the God who once knew you and have chained yourself to the lies of this world. This is not progression, but regression, back to the darkness before the Gospel was told.

We all used to meet together in love and humble reverence, but you have replaced this with cultural severance.

Church made us one in His Holy sacrifice, now the shops are full and our communities  are paying the real price.

What’s happened to marriage? That committed the two? Now a privilege to just the Christian few. 

You have replaced it with brokenness and absent dads, with millions of lonely children glued to their iPads. 

What’s happened to morality? And the fear of God? You have replaced it with knife crime, trafficking and city streets running with teenage blood.

Rich or Poor, Gay or Straight, Black or White, whatever our state, we were all once equal in our need of God’s Grace.

But you have split us into consumers, and diced us into abusers and have subdued us with content on our phones.

You say Religion is archaic, but without it we are a divisive mosaic, thousands of likes but we all now feel alone.

We were once all children of the divine, made by his hands and part of his wonderful design. 

But you listened to Darwin, Dawkins and friends, who claim all is meaningless with no purpose in the end. 

Now all is material and there is no hope of eternity, humanity is just an evolved accident,  desperately lost in a spiral of anxiety.

You have forgotten the book that built you and the God who once knew you and have chained yourself to the lies of this world. This is not progression, but regression, back to the darkness before the Gospel was told.

But not all is lost, a remnant still stand, on our knees we are praying for our once Christian land.

Friends our God is gracious, our God is Kind, loving the marginalised and giving site to the blind. 

He says come back to me as He did to the Prodigal Son, all is forgiven, on the cross Jesus won.

So please dear West, I beg of you turn from your ways, give up greed for charity, philanthropy always pays. 

Seek to be Holy, seek to be free, come away from the vices that drive you into this modern captivity. 

Grasp God’s word again and see, that He loves you and has revealed a way for a better society. 

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