Why, Why, Why?

Living in Fear

All I have right now is a whole bunch of why’s.

Why are we being forced to wear masks, when we know deep inside that it’s really not necessary?  I know many will disagree with me on this one.  Depends on who you listen to I guess.

Why is it okay for the media outlets to constantly spew fear, hatred and outright lies at us?  All of them it seems…some more than others.  Why aren’t they held accountable when they tell us lies?

Why are idiotic, disrespectful people looting and burning towns….all in the name of race?  After all, isn’t it obvious they could care less what race the business owners are as they set fire to them?  Aren’t the ones yelling racist, the actual racists?   Or, are they just using it to divide us?

Why are most of the media not showing the terrible destruction going on in cities?  Why would they ignore that fact?  Why would those city leaders?  Political reasons, perhaps?

Stop the Madness

Why are certain people not being held accountable for destroying property and beating people up?  And, why are select groups of people being censored or punished for voicing their opinions or defending themselves?  Media?  Facebook?  Crickets………  Revelations perhaps?

Why are the police all of a sudden pariahs?  Who you gonna call….ghostbusters?  I think not.  Praise God for the brave underappreciated police!  Protect, respect and stand up for them.  It’s the right thing to do.

Why are the Amish people not affected by this virus?  Because they don’t have TV’s.   Okay, I admit, that’s a joke I saw on Facebook.   But, it’s probably true.

Why, if depression cases are rising, are the advertisements all playing slow, depressing, poor me, crying in the mud music?  It’s like they can’t say it enough….be afraid….very afraid.  Stay home!  Alone together!   Ugggg!  I can’t fast forward or mute the TV quick enough.

Note to advertisers, playing depressing music will not help the depression statistics.  Just saying.  Put some real life and upbeat messages in your ads!  If I hear “new normal” one more time, I may scream.  It is not NORMAL!!!!!!

Why in the world did it take most of humankind until 2020 to realize how important it is to keep homes, restaurants, bathrooms, etc., clean?  And, we need to wash our hands….often.  Wish I had stock in a disinfectant company right now. 

Why do we have to wear a mask to walk 10 feet into a restaurant and take it off at the table?  Not to mention getting up without it to go all the way across the restaurant to the bathroom.  I know it’s “the guidelines” but good grief…it’s the stupidest thing EVER!!!!! 

Why can’t we see our loved ones in rehabilitation and/or nursing homes?  If we’re healthy and they are, why keep us apart?   It only breeds more depression. 

Why can’t we just be educated about and aware of what this virus can & cannot do?  We’ve been told that there’s a 99% survival rate.  What? 99%?  YES!  Common sense anyone?  Even the CDC has said that masks DO NOT help.

Obviously our government feels we are not wise enough to make our own choices anymore for some reason.  What happened to “my body, my choice”? Does it not apply anymore? Or is that just for abortions?

Why are so many choosing to live in fear?   I can’t wrap my head around any of this.  I feel like there’s a sea of masked robots out there any time I go out.  It’s so sad to see.

Why does it seem that common sense is a vanishing art?  If you’re sick, stay home or if you have to go out, wear a mask.  If you’re healthy, live your life!  Maybe I’m naïve, but to me, it seems as simple as that. 

I’m aware of the fact that there are so many things going on behind the scenes we are not and will never be privy to….political and/or spiritual.  Who knows, maybe it will all make sense one day.  All I can do is pray for wisdom.

However, in the meantime, I, for one, choose NOT to live in fear because I know that my God has my days numbered.  I believe His word when He says He didn’t give us a spirit of fear. 

If you’re choosing to embrace the fear, you might need to work out those trust muscles.  I know…easier said than done.  But, not impossible!   If you need help, let me know. 

Be wise and live your normal…..not their new normal.

Live Free – Breathe it In

10 thoughts on “Why, Why, Why?

  1. Since you’re asking “why?” while standing on a platform of Christianity, I will assume you’re open to answers:

    To Love Your Neighbor (Matt. 22:39) – not everyone is blessed with equal immune systems and health. Wearing your mask isn’t just about protecting you – it’s about limiting the opportunity for an airborne virus to find new hosts and protecting those who aren’t similarly blessed. It’s not about you – it’s about others.

    To Respect Authorities (Rom. 13:1–7) – unless you are an epidemiologist who has spent your life studying infection disease, perhaps you could trust those who are and who have and who have advised those in authority who make these decisions.

    To Honor the Weak in Our Midst (Rom. 14) – Like I said in my first point above, it is quite a privilege to be healthy enough to be selfish in your decision making. “In Romans 14 and 1 Corinthians 8 and 10, Paul argues that in matters of freedom, it’s important that “stronger” Christians don’t flaunt their freedom in ways that become stumbling blocks to the weak.” *

    To Use Freedom for the Sake of the Gospel (1 Cor. 9:19–23) – I am not a Christian and the way Christians have responded to this pandemic is just one more reason I never will be.

    *https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/4-reasons-wear-mask/

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    1. Thank you for your comments. I’m sorry that my comments make you more anti-Christian. That was never my intention. I’m just voicing my frustration at 2020. I know there are reasons (whether we’re being told the truth or not). It’s so hard to know what is true anymore. But, I am very thankful that I have God through all the frustrations. Not sure how people make it through without Him.

      I promise you if I even have the slightest sniffle I’ll put on a mask to protect any and everyone from catching them from me. Thank you again for your comments and reading my blog. I love hearing all opinions….especially differing ones. And, I’m happy to see that you are familiar with God’s word. Have a great day!

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      1. Don’t mistake “false Christianity” with Christians that are completely human with failings like every other human that fails….daily! We are broken, but we know that we are forgiven, for past, present & future wrongs. Christian or not, we will never be perfect this side of heaven. That’s what so amazing about His grace.

        I believe many people think that if someone is Christian, we should never make mistakes or act human. This just isn’t so. I, like you, will continue to make mistakes and say the wrong thing sometimes. Over my lifetime, my mouth has gotten me in more trouble than I’m willing to admit, but I’m still a work in progress. God bless you and I hope you find His peace!

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      2. The frustrating part with having familiarized myself with the Bible is the annoying pesky Spirit that now eats away at me anytime I’m too quick to judge, to speak harshly and to not consider my words carefully before using them. Then there is also the humility that also follows when I attempt to go back and address myself and find someone has responded kindly despite my own failings.

        I did familiarize myself with the Bible for the express purpose of being able to know what is real and what isn’t and that was truly my only purpose in sharing my thoughts in my last comment – not as a commentary on your faith or your integrity. Having read the Bible over and over and finding it’s message so inspiring for the past three years, I have despaired at the difficulty I find in seeing the same message reflected in the religion organized around the book. I do not seek to be anti-Christian. In fact, I seek, intently and in every waking moment, to be Christ-like and to find a community, commentary and (dare I say it?) a country that reflects The Sermon on the Mount, the “clearing of the temple” and the message of Love for others that I found in the Gospels. I WANT to find that message out here somewhere so that I can believe in what I’ve read but, so far, it has been elusive. I will keep seeking and I will also reflect on my own behavior and do better in not taking my frustration with Christianity as a whole out on others individually; choosing my words more carefully so that months of frustrations aren’t released in one gush of frustration. My sincerest apologies for my callousness in not considering my words, and my attitude, more carefully and my thanks for your show of grace in return. Perhaps there is hope after all? Sincerely.

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  2. I totally get it. I was raised (made to go) in church and as soon as I was old enough I got as far away from it as possible. Mainly because of all the hypocrisy I witnessed throughout my church life. It took many years to realize that I’m not in charge of anyone else’s spiritual growth…just mine. I agree, I get really upset when I see a “so called” Christian acting anyway but Christ like. And, trust me, I have my days I can be the same way. But as you said, the Spirit lets me know pretty quick that I’ve failed once again. Thankfully, I fall into grace each time. Keep studying and if you haven’t ever read any C.S. Lewis books, I’d suggest it. His whole intent was to prove there was no God, but just the opposite happened. I truly appreciate your comments. Have a great day and don’t beat yourself up. He knows you’re searching.

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      1. Thank you. I surely don’t have all the answers, but we’ll explore them together. Feel free to ask me anything and I’ll do my best to answer wisely.

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