But I was convicted of my patriotism one day a couple of years ago when speaking with a music pastor at a local church. He said the most frustrating days to lead "worship" in his church were the patriotic days. It wasn't because he didn't like the music or the cause, it was the response of the people. He said it was always the most passionate day of "worship" . . . unfortunately, the worship was of our country or the people who served our country . . . not God. Week in and week out, he would watch complacent people singing in the pews about how great God is with no emotion whatsoever . . . but he would pull out America the Beautiful, and people were moved to tears.
Again, please don't get me wrong, I am grateful for the USA . . . but do we worship it & our freedom more than God? Just something to think about . . .