Feb. 9, 2019

Cleaning up the cup...

“Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.” Matthew 23:26

My parents got along so I am at a disadvantage. My husband and I get along, so I am not accustomed to constant fighting. My sons and I get along. We don’t have to agree with one another. We’ve all made our fair share of mistakes, but we still get along. I think I get along with my daughters-in-law. <wink> If we disagree, we work it out. I share all of this to say that I feel like an abused child caught between feuding parents. Our country is out of control.

Some say the solution is for everyone to be respectful. Shouldn’t someone act respectable if they want respect? Some say to respect one another despite our differences. Yet, none of us seem to do it. We point at those who aren’t being agreeable. Then, we shout how badly we disagree with them. I think we’re all crazy.

Quite frankly, I’m exhausted. I should be able to watch The Today Show every morning, as I have since 1977. I can’t. I am sick and tired of the negativity and sensationalism. My practice of watching all the networks, including cable (and, yes, FOX News) stopped working. It just revealed how deeply disturbed we are as a country. Our country is bipolar on so many levels.

Lies, lies, lies, lies, lies.  I am tired of the lies. I am saddened by Christians willingness to spread them. I’ve unfollowed and unfriended anyone who spreads false information while they complain about fake news. There aren’t many of you left. <wink>

It’s sickening. Sickening. Sickening. Sickening. We are one sick group of people. Funny thing is most of us think the problem is the other guy. Even me. Especially me. <sigh>

If we’d spend half as much time working on our own “stuff” as we do analyzing everyone else’s, the world just might be a better place.