November 22, 2023

Celebrate Thanksgiving By “Redpilling” your Family

This week, we celebrate a long-running Texas tradition of thanking God for grace and provision over our families and our land by breaking bread with our loved ones.

Did you know that the Thanksgiving tradition did not begin in Plymouth Massachusetts, but very likely started right here in Texas? In 1598, Spanish explorer Juan de Oñate called for a day of prayer and thanks after he and around 500 of his exploration party survived many grueling days crossing the Chihuahuan Desert, arriving in modern-day El Paso.

While we have much to be thankful for, we must also recognize that our country and culture are, in many profound ways, standing in open defiance to not only our founding principles and documents, but to God’s Word.

Even as I write this, our own federal government is facilitating and even perpetuating an invasion of our southern border by ultra-violent narco-terrorist organizations. The very same government is destroying our military with a woke Marxist agenda, defiling our White House and institutions with a quasi-religion that demonizes the traditional nuclear family, and even threatens the basic rights of women by promoting the radical LGBTQ agenda.

This same government races towards the despotism of third-world dictatorships by weaponizing the judiciary against political candidates and jailing hundreds of political prisoners while classifying evidence that could set them free. Just this past week, our fears were confirmed regarding the level of depravity to which our Department of Justice has sunk as our new US Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson, at long last released tens of thousands of hours of J6 video to the public, dispelling the claims of widespread violence and malevolence.

Although our cultural decline has definitely quickened, we didn’t reach this point overnight and there is not a fast fix to get out of this predicament. But this weekend you can do two very specific things to stand up for our land and our way of life.

First and foremost, give thanks for what we have been given and do not deserve. Pray that God heals our hearts and our country.

Second, talk to your family about things that matter. Not just about football and the weather, but about Truth. Talk about religion. Talk about politics. God has taught you about right and wrong – teach your family and friends about these things. Loving your neighbor also means loving them enough to move past trivialities.

In the 1999 film, The Matrix, Neo (played by Keanu Reeves) is given the choice of taking either a blue pill or a red pill. The blue pill would allow him to go on with life, blissfully unaware of the fact that he was essentially living in a state of captivity but sedated in comfort. However, if he took the red pill, he would be confronted with the awful truth, hereby forcing him to deal with reality.

Love your family. Redpill them this Thanksgiving.