No surprise. Disappointment won’t disappear, though.
How people look at national storms and find cause. Or complaint.
Rush said the storm’s a strategy for selling bottled water. Really? Sure, bottled water is sold, a survival step. But, Rush, what about the destroyed property and devastated lives? Yes?
Some political guy—must confess I punched the mental “delete” button said Harvey was caused by a former Houston mayor who is openly homosexual and by all the gay and lesbian and queer folk. Harvey is God’s judgment caused by homosexuals. Will it never? Will it never go away to denigrate LGBTQ folk? Will it ever happen that people discover that Leviticus has it off-base and homosexuality is not a sin? Rather, one’s sexual orientation is a discovery and not a decision? And, even worse…to find at blame for the storm? So, if no homosexuals, no storm. Those who hold that, can you spell C L I M A T E C H A N G E?
And then. Ah, the master himself, Joel Osteen, maintained he didn’t open Lakewood Church’s door because “Houston didn’t ask me to.” And then, he chastised the evacuees by telling them, “Don’t say ‘poor me.’” Well, Joel, how about you quit saying, “Rich me.”? And some day discover your Prosperity “word” misleads. The purpose of faith is not to get richer…nope, not even close. The purpose of faith is to have a persuasive impact in living when storms come with no pause.
Of course. You could ask me how I REALLY feel.
Back at yuh…because when life is formidable, the focus should be on what Genesis said, “We are made in God’s image.” Which means we are authorized to represent God. And that means, change close fists to open hands that reach out to recognize and reduce human hurt.
My story…and I’m sticking to it.