I am fed up with the way people treat one another. I mean especially people who go to church together, carpool together, sit across the table for lunch with one another. Those who attend baby showers together, ride buses together. You get the picture I am painting here. It is so much easier to get along and sing aside the bonfire when every thing is fine and chipper. But one thing I am finding is when people have troubles folks scatter like a plague of locust has come to town. I mean not at first. I have seen how we will sign up to take our turn at the MEAL TRAIN or pitch in to get little Susie to cheerleading practice once or twice. How we might leave a voicemail message of "Do you need anything?" But to dive into somebody else's business to the point of inconvenience is not happening like it should. And from where I sit, this is just plain wrong, unchristian-like as momma would say.
I mean when did it become okay to watch other people suffer? Did I miss something along the way? Really a voicemail of, "Do you need anything?" Hell yes she needs something. She needs you to stop pretending you care, just for a start! I know we are all busy, present company included but how busy is too busy when somebody in need needs you? It breaks my heart to see how dismissive we have become of one another's suffering, especially long suffering. In this instant gratification, microwave world we have simply become intolerable of anything that troubles our status quo for longer than a mini-series. Well I have a newsflash do-gooders, we are not fooling anyone. We suck at being good people a lot of the time. And we can all do better.
We actually may have to live up to those church covenants and ten commandments we keep highlighted on the nightstand bible. Just a thought and listen, I am not perfect. But the first step is acknowledging a problem exist. And the problem from where I sit is this. I need to get up off my rear and invest in someone else's pain and suffering for as long as it lasts. And then the next time I need someone there for me in the way I need them, it just might happen as the bible said it will.
I am my sister's keeper. And the Lord is our Shepard with a real good view of us too.