What do two cities have in common with this statement? “Buildings in the United States do not just fall down. Something very, very wrong was going on at that building and we need to find out.”
Two Chicago Tribune articles can relate to the above statement in my opinion, both have issues with foundations.
The first Chicago Tribune article titled: Homicides, shooting remained elevated (in Chicago) reported a gang peacemakers’ efforts to try to convince gangs to stop shooting each other.
Another article titled: ‘Deep’ Fire slows Florida rescue effort, contained the above statement that something was very very wrong about the foundation collapse in Miami by Surfside Mayor Burkett.
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient proverb, and a Bible verse, to the issues of weak or lasting foundations of support, both socially and physically.
King Solomon – I Kings 7
7 In building the temple, only blocks dressed at the quarry were used, and no hammer, chisel or any other iron tool was heard at the temple site while it was being built. (NIV)
Two of the things especially emphasized, in these passages from 1 Kings, included that the material quarried by Solomon’s command featured “large blocks of quality stone” for the foundation and that no stone dressing was done on the temple mount site.
Bible Verse – Matthew 5:9
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
What’s My Point?
The first Chicago Tribune reported a gang peacemakers’ efforts to try to convince e gangs to stop shooting each other.
The second article contained the above statement “that something was very very wrong about the foundation collapse in Miami.”
My point is both articles can be related to both social and physical strength and weakness of foundations.
For example, the efforts of a peacemaker to reduce gang violence can be considered blessed according to the Bible verse, However, admittedly the peacemaker admits “I am hopeful,” he said. “but I do understand that things can turn around for the worst at any given moment. (Similar to the Miami building foundation collapse)
Meanwhile, the stone foundation of King Solomon’ Temple built thousands of years ago are still in existence and revered by various religious groups every day. Similar to the Bible which was written thousands of years ago remains a Judeo Christion foundation to guide the paths of righteousness in the lives of faith believers.
In My Opinion
In a previous post titled: Missing Key Reason in ‘Various Causes’ for Shootings? that the writer listed numerous various reasons for the causes, however, in my opinion:
“Sadly, the key most logical reason was missing in my opinion because most writers avoid the issue like a plague.”
Also, sadly, the peacemaker in the article, in his role as peacemaker to hopefully calm down gangs from shooting each other for various reasons, has been used before with limited success.
In other words the foundation of gang violence will never be resolved because it lacks what is most needed as proven successfully over and over again in history, That is to teach young children discipline and religious morality so the thought of ever contemplating shooting or taking revenge instead of forgive, forget, and do unto others as you want done to yourself, is https://rudymartinka.com/2021/06/26/missing-key-reason-in-various-causes-for-shootings-king-solomon-blog/ he missing key not listed in the article of various reasons for shootings.
For example, the USA Nation as a whole all experienced the Covid pandemic but not every poor or rich person or community resorted to violence as what has been experienced in high crime urban communities mainly because of the reasons I listed in the post. All relate to time proven social foundation that did not crumple thousands of years ago in comparison to the less than three centuries of the existence of the USA.
Will the Constitution remain a foundation for the continued survival of Freedom and Democracy as envisions by the founders?
Was the Constitution and belief in freedom a wise or foolish dream which many Americans fought and died for after experiencing other forms of government?
Will the USA beliefs in freedom based on secular values change the foundations established by the founders and end up collapsing in a similar manner as in Miami, or remain for thousands of years same as the Judeo Christion faith beliefs still exist today?
Is teaching children religious values similar to a foundation, and if so, why are we allowing secular government agendas to change both the Constitution and weaken the Judeo Christion religious foundations by not electing legislators to support school choice or school vouchers?
Read the Source Links below and selected previous posts on this issue.
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Chicago Tribune – MSN – AP – AOL – June 27,2021