Thanks for sticking with us as we try to wade our way through some pretty important issues. I certainly have neither credibility nor ability to tell you what you should and shouldn’t be doing.
What I do have is a testimony of what truly matters, and the desire to simply share it in the hopes that it can make a difference to someone here and there.
I guess when we think about it, that’s what each of us seeks to accomplish with our life. You know, changing our own little corner of the world.
Last night we watched “The Saratov Approach” again. This is one of the best films I’ve seen and should be a staple in everyone’s library. It is also available on Netflix live streaming. This movie is able to communicate beautifully what I’m trying to say today. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend doing so.
So back to my jumbled thoughts.
What are we to do when we see rapid changes in legislation that tear at the very fabric that holds our society together?
When my sister asked this question a few days ago, I felt her frustration and the feeling of impotence to do anything about it.
Kind of like standing in quicksand and realizing that the sinking is inevitable.
Everyone knows, logically, that the worst thing to do in this situation is to panic and begin to thrash around. This single act will only cause a quicker demise.
That’s pretty easy to say when we are watching someone hit quicksand on a screen; it’s altogether something else when we are actually getting wet sand in our shoes.
Emotion takes over and in fits of fear, rage, panic, anger, and loss we lash out at anything close by, trying to get a grip on something; anything. Anything that will help us feel like we are in “control.”
You can see where I’m going with this: we can see and feel the legislative muck around our feet.
So, what is our next step?
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