America In Crisis.
Let’s Stop The Pretending
Have you noticed that almost all of our commercials today have people dancing, and as they would say, being in the groove, because everything is groovy.
Well I may be dating myself, but the idea is that you would think that everyone is so happy and that life is so great. And if we look happy, then we must be happy. Right?
But is that true? Because we are a broken society, mental illness, suicide, depression, broken families, poverty, illness and death and more, all reign supreme in our lives today.
“No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.”
– Adam Smith.
The idea is that if we keep moving, then we do not have to stop and think about it. If we stay hidden behind our happy face, then we can keep pretending, and maybe it will go away. Maybe the anger and hatred will go away. Maybe the pain and heartache will go away. Maybe tomorrow will be a better day. Maybe we won’t have to face reality. Maybe, maybe, maybe, but we have to face facts, and stop hiding behind our moves, because our dancing will not change anything.
People are crying on the inside, and we are not standing still long enough to see. It’s like the clown at the circus that makes you laugh, but inside that clown is really, truly, crying, hoping that someone would notice and reachout. Did you ever stop to think about the one you are bullying and laughing at, what they may be going through at home, or that co-worker that you are talking about behind his back?
Let’s stand still and reach out and help one another, like that co-worker, or that neighbor, or that friend, or maybe most of all, that family member. We need to take time and invest ourselves in the lives of the people around us. Talk about deeper subjects. Share your feelings. Extend a helping hand, and see where it may lead you. We need to unite and not divide. We need to gather and not separate. The time is now, not later. We concern ourselves with things like global warming and the planet. We are afraid that if we do not do something quickly we will all perish. But now is the time to concern ourselves with people, because so many people are dying from suicide, and drugs, and violence of all types, which is a result of mental illness and depression, and just not being able to cope with life. Let’s stop with the dance moves and let’s stand still long enough to help society which is also moving further and further away from reality. Let’s help the planet by helping ourselves, because without us, who needs a planet.
James 2:14-17 tells us this, “Dear friends, do you think you’ll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything? Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person really has it? For instance, you come upon an old friend dressed in rags and half-starved and say, “Good morning, friend! Be clothed in Christ! Be filled with the Holy Spirit!” and walk off without providing so much as a coat or a cup of soup—where does that get you? Isn’t it obvious that God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense?”
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