Wow, wow, wow!!! I've found at last a modern-day politician with the courage and conviction to speak the truth to our nation. I've said for years that America's only hope of survival is revival and that our only hope of revival is repentance. I've also said that our leaders, who all seem to lack the intestinal fortitude to do so, need to call our nation to repentance, calling upon each of us to turn from our sin with a broken heart and to turn to the Savior, Jesus Christ, with all of our heart. Well, Stephanie Borowicz, a state representative in Pennsylvania, has done it. GOD BLESS HER!
In the midst of our present and unprecedented pandemic, Mrs. Borowicz has introduced a resolution calling for “A State Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer.” Borowicz's resolution, which draws from one signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, reads, in part, as follows.
"During the pandemic of 2020 and the ensuing uncertainty and anxiety of this time, Pennsylvanians may be comforted by turning to a day of humiliation, fasting and prayer as well as the wise words of our great President Abraham Lincoln.
It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon, and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history: that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.
Insomuch as we know that, by His divine law, nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisement in this world … May we not justly fear that the awful calamity of the pandemic, which now desolates this Commonwealth may be but a punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole people.
We have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown … but we have forgotten God and we have forgotten the gracious Hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and … we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.
Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us. It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness."
Predictably, Borowicz's fellow state lawmakers pounced on her resolution with impassioned protest. One, Dan Frankel, who chairs the State House's Health Committee, accused Borowicz of "using archaic language specific to her personal faith tradition" to "divide us" by attempting to "force her belief system on others." Another, Democrat Kevin Boyle of Philadelphia, called Borowicz's resolution "the stupidest resolution I've ever seen a politician introduce." Boyle, who is no Johnny-come-lately critic of Borowicz's, once attempted to have Borowicz chastised for declaring in a prayer that Jesus is our nation's "only hope" and that at Hs name "every knee will [someday] bow and every tongue confess." According to Boyle, such prayers are both "divisive and polarizing." Pennsylvania's Governor Tom Wolf went a step further than Boyle by claiming he was personally "horrified" by Borowicz's prayer.
What hope does our nation have when politicians like Stephanie Borowicz have become as scarce as chicken's teeth and all others are either horrified at the prospect of calling our nation to repentance or at some brave soul, like Stephanie Borowicz, who does?