Scripture for the day is Proverbs 24:21-22
My child, fear the Lord and the king,
and do not disobey either of them;
for disaster comes from them suddenly,
and who knows the ruin that both can bring?
After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, let me rejoice in my country, in its geographical places, and in its people. But let me remember that the glories I see and joys I feel are but foretastes of my true home and people (Philippians 3:20). Then I can take proper pride and true comfort in my country, neither idolizing nor disdaining it. Amen.