The morning prayer of the Church contains a canticle derived from the book of Deuteronomy that includes this striking passage:
For I will sing the Lord’s renown.
Oh, proclaim the greatness of our God!
The Rock — how faultless are his deeds,
how right all his ways!
A faithful God, without deceit,
how just and upright he is!
Yet basely has he been treated by his degenerate children,
a perverse and crooked race!
Is the Lord to be thus repaid by you,
O stupid and foolish people?
Is he not your father who created you?
Has he not made you and established you.”
It is hard to look at the present state of America, which once considered itself a Christian nation, and not draw a connection between this passage and our own country. We should ask ourselves: “Is this how we repay God?”