It finally got to me. The world finally got to me. The world has finally convinced me that this world is not getting any better. We continue to praise evil. Uplift it. Murder. Homosexuality. Theft. Scandal after scandal.
But more than that. I don’t care what jeans that celebrity wore today.
It’s like a combination of meaningless and horrible news is spewing out and I can’t escape.
One of the things about Cortana (on my Windows Phone as well as Windows 10 on PC and tablet), is that I can filter her to see the news I want to see. But, other than that, there’s misery everywhere I go.
The problem is social media. No, social media isn’t the bad guy. But, the way I use it. The way it’s being used. It’s not good. I have been in the process of unfollowing and unliking things. I am filtering my life and what I see.
But it’s not enough. The only way to truly escape is to completely shut yourself down from civilization. But, you can’t really do that, right?
I’ve done it!
Through years of intense research in a dark underground lab, as well as a library filled with ancient texts, I have studied and found the answer to achieving world peace. The love life I gave up. the meals not eaten. The blood, sweat, and tears. Talking to people who weren’t there for advice. Going insane. It was a hard journey but I made it. World peace.
I’m kidding. It only took me…uuuhhh…15 minutes to find out.
Isaiah 9:6-7 says “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this.”
It was that easy. There are two points in there that I hope you noticed. The person talked about in that passage is Jesus, in case you didn’t know. He will be known as the Prince of Peace.
It also says that, there will be no end to His government or peace.
Those two points right there tell me how we could possibly achieve world peace. Through Jesus, and Jesus alone.
Dante’s Opinion (the original name and theme of this blog and a past weekly feature) is now on Dante’s Optimism.
Today, we’re looking at a woman who is struggling with her mom.
My mum is killing herself, she’s neglecting & harming herself & I don’t know if I should leave her be & respect her wishes or step in, but if so, how?
She has what is called the worst stage of Emphysema from smoking, and she’s supposed to be on 15hrs oxygen a day. But she’s stopped using it & says it’s because it needs to be serviced, but she also says the house is too messy to let the repair men in ( the house is clean & it doesn’t need to be serviced, it’s just a check).
She had aggressive throat cancer last year, & is recovering from radiation therapy, but is smoking again. When she had the cancer she lost weight, & is now down to 65lbs; when I ask her “what did you eat today” she’ll say something like “I had a coffee earlier”. She doesn’t eat all day, and then has dinner at 1am. Every day she stays up till 5am, even though she’s tired.
She looks after herself as in, she washes & cleans her clothes etc. But with the smoking, the lack of good eating, staying up late & the not using the oxygen, it’s like she’s just decided that she’s going to have things the way she has always had it, even if it kills her.
My sister and I help with shopping, and we go over and have meals or days out with her regularly, but we also have families and businesses to run. Our mum has no interest in looking after herself. Not even on a basic level of cooking breakfast or going to bed on time. She’s not the kind of woman you tell what to do. Have you ever experienced something like this?
Well, you would want to pray, but I mean…you can’t stop there.