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The Great American Melting Pot

“Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.” 2 Peter 3:11-13

In the 1970s when I was a kid, there was a concerted push for unity in the United States of America.  In between Saturday morning cartoons, Schoolhouse Rock sang, "The Great American Melting Pot" reminding us all that we were immigrants in this land.  It was our common bond.  The elementary school I attended in Houston was a hodge podge of ethnic backgrounds, and all longed to unite as Americans.  We said the prayer and pledge each morning in school, and we were grateful--yes, grateful for the opportunities we had been given in this great land.  Our parents…

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