State of the Union

While I don’t wish to delve too much into politics at this time, the battle over the State of the Union address has caused me to see some parallels between the state of our Country (USA) and the state of the American church.  The State of the Union Address (sometimes abbreviated to SOTU) is an annual message delivered by the President of the United States, to a joint session of the United States Congress at the beginning of each calendar year in office. The message typically includes a budget message and an economic report of the nation, and also allows the President to propose a legislative agenda and national priorities. (Wikipedia)  The speech is also for the American public, to inform us what type of changes are being made in the future and to review changes already made. If congress does not show any effort