Finding Hope in divided world; Why America needs Jesus, God now more than ever


 In today’s increasingly secular world, the role of religion in society is often questioned and even marginalized. However, I believe America needs Jesus and God now more than ever. 

     I am not ashamed to admit that I am a Roman Catholic who has made the choice that I want to help people, which is why I decided I was going to go to school to become a firefighter/EMT.  I have successfully done thanks to the support of my friends, family and most importantly my religion. 

      Since I started my journey in helping people I have witnessed the darkest moments of humanity. I have seen people at their most vulnerable, and I have come to realize that what they need the most is not just physical help but also spiritual healing. 

     I believe that Americans need to find their way back to God and Jesus, especially now.  In today’s society, we are constantly bombarded with negative influences that can lead us down a path of destruction. 

     From the media to social media, we are exposed to violence, hookup culture, and materialism. It can be easy to get caught up in this culture and forget about the values that our country was founded upon. It’s time for us to take a step back and reflect on what truly matters in life.

     In my experience, faith and spirituality provide a sense of purpose and meaning that cannot be found in material possessions or worldly pursuits. It is the foundation upon which we can build a life that is fulfilling and meaningful. When we have a strong relationship with God and Jesus, we are better equipped to handle the challenges that life throws our way. 

     As a firefighter/EMT, I have seen firsthand the power of prayer and faith in action. I have seen families come together in times of crisis to pray for their loved ones, and I have seen the peace that comes with knowing that there is a higher power looking out for us. I have seen people find hope and strength in the face of adversity, thanks to their faith. 

     But unfortunately, the number of people attending church has been declining in recent years, with many people losing touch with their faith altogether. 

     This is concerning, as faith is not just a personal matter, but it is also a vital part of our social fabric. It helps to unite us as a community and gives us a shared sense of purpose and values. It’s time for Americans to rediscover their faith and rekindle their relationship with God and Jesus. 

     We need to recognize that we are not alone in this world and that there is a higher power guiding us. By returning to our faith, we can find the strength to overcome the challenges we face and the hope to carry on when things seem bleak. 

     As a Roman Catholic, I believe that Jesus is the ultimate embodiment of love and compassion. He taught us to love our neighbors as ourselves and to treat others with kindness and respect. By following his example, we can create a society that is more caring and empathetic towards one another. We can build stronger communities that are based on the principles of love and service.

     I want to leave you with this verse that speaks to the importance of Jesus in our lives and the power of our faith in God. It reminds us that God’s love is unconditional and that through faith in Jesus, we can find salvation and eternal life. This verse serves as a powerful reminder of the role that God and Jesus can play in our lives, providing us with hope, strength, and purpose.

     “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16