In 1835, French historian Alexis de Tocqueville traveled America as it was coming into its own as a nation. He wrote down these observations in Democracy in America. This classic book provides unique insights into what made America such a success so quickly. He clearly believed the primary reason to be Christianity. He wrote: “I have known of societies formed by the Americans to send out ministers of the Gospel into the new Western States to found schools and churches there, lest religion should be suffered to die away in those remote settlements, and the rising States be less fitted to enjoy free institutions than the people from which they emanated.”
Today we have churches and schools all across the nation, however, our own neighborhoods have become places where people feel removed from neighbors. This week, be the missionary spreading the Gospel.
Read: Matthew 21:42
Scripture Readings for Trinity Sunday – May 27, 2018 – Memorial Day Weekend
Old Testament Reading: Joshua 4:1-7
Epistle Reading: Hebrews 12:1-3