posted by David Cho @ 4/17/2007
Oooh, that's a good one. We are lepers.
Wow...that one is so very true. I've never thought of it that way, but really, it's the honest truth. We have become such lepers in life that nothing seems to phase us anymore. It's really sad.
Last night (Wednesday) in church we took a lot of time in deliberate prayer. Prior to that, I did a teaching on grief crisis counseling - emphasizing that at any given moment, any of us could be cast into a situation of embracing someone else in the midst of their nightmare. Would we be ready. Would we be sensitized to see another's pain and sensitive and equipped to minister to that pain? With our pain receptors so often dulled by crisis after crisis, could we be there for each other as if it was the very first time?
So true. I can't even watch or read about it. I'd rather just not know. These are my fellow Americans...in the prime of their life, and I'd rather just ignore it and continue living my daily routine in peace.It makes me feel even more awful knowing I'm ignoring it, rather than listening, watching, learning, and grieving the loss.
Even the diseased and sick are still our fellow humans. They may be different from the healthy members of society but all are God's children no matter the differences. Thank you for your comment on my blog, David. My grand daughter has experienced criticism and negative comments about marrying someone different, and we, as her family, have been asked why we "allowed" her to do so. I believe my post explained the situation.
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