When I was a child I used to wake up my dad on Sunday mornings. In slippers and bathrobes we settled ourselves on the couch in our living room. We had a stack of pictures of stories from the Bible, which we examined and then talked about the stories.

A favorite parable that has stayed with me throughout the years was the narrative of the wise man who built his house upon a rock. The rains descended, the winds blew and beat upon the house and it did not fall because it was founded upon a rock. Then we are told about a foolish man who built his house upon the sand. The rains descended, the winds blew and beat upon that house and it fell and great was the fall of it!

The lesson here is that our lives need to be built on a foundation of truth. It’s possible that the greatest danger to our country is not from outside our borders, but from those within who abandon truth and reason and make policy based on wishful thinking.

Yvonne Nyenhuis,

Lanesboro