Nov. 19, 2017

NOYB

It seems our society lost sight of the saying, “None of your business.” Truth be known, we never embraced, “None of my business.” Things exist that are just none of my business. However, that never stopped me from giving my opinion. <wink>

For example, everyone’s desire to hit social media regarding political leaders and their accused immoral behavior. Does this fall under NOYB or NOMB? Of course, it’s hard not to weigh in since every newscast wants to drag us into their speculation and gossip. It’s interesting to see the sides taken based on political affiliation. Isn’t wrong just wrong despite who commits the crime?

I must admit the loyal wives concern me. I don’t want to be guilty of the very thing I am blogging against since, after all, their desire to mask the truth and stand by their man is really none of my business. I would think as a wife (thank God, I do not have this problem!), one complaint would be irritating. Two accusations would be uncomfortable, but if a bus load of women tell the same story – really? He didn’t do it? Ever?

Then, I hear people say things like, “If it is true (abuse or assault), why did she wait so long to tell someone?” I believe that question comes from people who do not understand sexual abuse or assault, which makes it NOYB; OR, 2) There are those who were assaulted or abuse at some point in their life and chose to ignore it hoping it would go away. Since they chose to move on and let bygones be bygones, they feel everyone should do the same. (OK, you’re right, that falls under NOMB.)

Since it’s my blog, I’m going to share what I think. I think any moral, decent person would feel every claim of abuse or assault needs to be investigated. I also think we might want to go ahead and move over to the NOMB corner while the investigation ensues. Because you know what? It really isn’t any of our business. Unless we were present at the time of the alleged event (and that would be weird), we don’t know who is telling the truth.

I personally think (remember, it is my blog), that we’ve brought this on ourselves. Let’s be honest. Many of us voted for a President who is a self-proclaimed womanizer and groper. Plus, we are totally okay that our First Lady has a work history in porn. I really don’t think we need to cast stones at the opposing party if they behave similarly. Well, unless we are grand-scale hypocrites. Yea…. Yea…I know.  NOMB.

God, and God alone, sees what happens, knows what happened, and can take care of what is happening if we (His children) would get out of His way. I happen to believe seeking God’s will is my business. A good friend of mine posted the other day that he suspects God gave us exactly what the majority (or Russia) asked for in a leader and we deserve whatever comes with it. Including ongoing chaos. You know what? It happened in scripture all the time.

“So I also will choose harsh treatment for them and will bring on them what they dread. For when I called, no one answered, when I spoke, no one listened. They did evil in my sight and chose what displeases me. Isaiah 66:4

Judgement is God’s business.