West Chester, PA – The United States of America's national identity is not merely a scientific concept or an abstract term. It is not merely a political tool or a subject of academic discussions. Our national identity is embodied in us; it is made of flesh and blood. Our identity is living entity; it is more real than everyone. It keeps us alive.
Our national identity is demanding, but it is also pleasing. We feel pleasure when we know we have performed our duties, when we have reverence for our heroes and for our traditions.
Our identity is not grim and dark; it is bright and full of light. It is the guiding light of the world. Our national identity is the mission of America, and vice versa. We must be, and we are chosen to be, the spiritual leader of mankind. God has chosen us to make people free, to liberate them not only from oppressors but from evil as well. We should remain strong but also meek, for our power is given by God. We must act, but we must pray as well, for "blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth" (cf. Matt. 5:5).
The one who inherits the earth is actually the eldest son, the one who takes care of his younger brothers and sisters. America is the eldest brother of all nations, protector of the spirit of Christianity, and liberator from oppression. But America will always do what God has commanded, for "the man who does the will of God lives forever" (cf. 1 John 2:17).