Meditations of a christizen (christian-citizen)upon today's topics.
|I have engaged in conversations lately, both virtual and old fashioned direct personal talk, about two recent disturbing incidents on the national scene. The first episode that I speak of involved the so-called Wolverine Watchmen militia presumably named this to allude to their Michigan roots. They hatched a plot to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer Michigan’s governor because they’re upset about restrictions she’s imposed in response to this pandemic.
I spoke among a group about the Aldi’s trip from hell in yesterday’s virtual conversation. Gisele Barreto Fetterman the wife of Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman was subjected to verbal abuse from another shopper both within and outside of the store. She is of Brazilian origin but is an American citizen. The crazed lady yelled the N-word at her.
Words such as ignorant, dumb and such other terms that indicate a lack of intelligence were bandied about to describe the people and their actions. To a degree, I agree. But my Navy veteran buddy's questioning the militias mindset (while we talked outside socially distanced and both wearing mask) and those who moan the ignorance of Aldi’s latest phone videoed shopper sensation miss the real issue.
Yes, the actions were stupid. But the issue is not one of intelligence or lack thereof. In short, the behavior displayed dumbness, but it’s born out of malice. So, what these people done is more evil than ignorant. Theirs is not a head problem it’s a heart problem. To her credit the 2nd Lady suggested the infuriated bargain hunter should teach love. But you can’t teach what you don’t know. You can’t share what you don’t have.
To teach love first you must have it. And therein lies the problem. The Word tells us that “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness blasphemies.” Matthew 15:19 Once the heart is right and only until their hearts are right will they put an end to the foolishness that they do.