Last night I told someone to go to hell. Yep, you read that right. I told someone on Facebook who is an acquaintance of a friend of mine to go to hell. My reason was that she was not being nice. Her unwavering devotion to the current President of the United States she was saying some very mean and nasty things about Joe Biden. I realize that people say mean things about The President too but that is for another post.
Needless to say, it was not my best moment, but I was sticking up for my friend and the debate had me a little emotionally charged.
Being human means that you are going to make mistakes and do things that you shouldn’t. I know I disappointed and surprised some people.
This makes me feel like a hypocrite for being a believer and not showing kindness and love to my neighbor. Believe me this makes me feel embarrassed. My friends I need to do better.
Let your heart not be troubled is something I hear from the scripture of my faith. However I have to admit right now my heart is troubled. With all that is happening in the world I cannot help it. So much is going on that gives me concern. There are lots of situations that give us great concern.
There are times that its easier to not let my heart and soul be troubled. In these days I am trying to keep the faith but its easier said than done. No matter ones faith there will be days of calm and days of chaos.
Just because my heart is troubled doesn’t mean I have a lack of resolve and confidence in my higher power. It’s very human to feel unsure when things like a pandemic is going on. Everything has turned upside down and no one knows when things will be safe again.
My heart is also troubled about racism when an African American is gunned down in a neighborhood or on the streets, LGBTQ people are discriminated against, transgender people are murdered just for wanting to live their truth, poor people are having to figure out where their next meal comes from, unemployed people are missing paychecks and benefits that keep them going. Death of loved ones who you thought would be with you forever. There are so many more things to be troubled about too that the list would go on and on.
Having a troubled heart is a very human thing. It’s appropriate in times like this to comfort one another as best we can given the era of social distancing. My friends let your heart be troubled but also let your heart have courage too. You can have both which is a very human experience.
Thanks to Deacon John for your homily this morning which inspired this post.
On this Sonic Saturday (one day late, sorry) I present “Human Touch” by Rick Springfield. So many people are in need of the touch of another human being. Whether it be holding hands or hugging everyone needs some measure of contact. Until we can be together again we have to keep holding on to the memory of what physical contact is like. Of course some folks are happy to be touch free and that’s cool they can be cared for in a different way. No matter what we all need that human touch.
This is a parody/satire site on Facebookand YouTube that pokes a little fun at those short cooking videos you see on social media. You will find this to be both funny and snarky in equal measure. You can also find them on Twitter.
When one makes a mistake it always sucks. I realize no one is perfect but you know that it can impact how people see you. We are only human and therefore imperfect and flawed as individuals. You have to learn and move on from it all.