We are in the season to prepare ourselves for the birth of Jesus to his migrant parents. The Bible teaches us that John the Baptist came before him “to make the way ready.” John taught the people to repent of their sins, change their ways and seek the forgiveness of God. I think this applies to countries as well as individuals but this United States of America is not very good at admitting and taking responsibility for its mistakes.
I thought maybe I was wrong about this when last week the President and some of the Senators were admitting that the government had tortured people. The Senate produced a long report documenting the torture that was done and explaining that really no intelligence was gained. Well, I thought, this government can admit its mistakes. Then I realized that only the Democrats were admitting to the torture and they were putting all the guilt on the last Republican administration – and nobody is going to jail or even getting fired!