I was visiting neighbors the other evening in the driveway at one of their homes (practicing social distancing) . The conversation was about how everyone seems to complain about how inconvenienced we all are over this Covid thing. I said there are too many complainers in our country (USA) and we should appreciate what we have and the opportunities we have.
I decided to search on youtube to find a poverty stricken area that I could share with my neighbors to show the alternative. I happened upon this video which looked compelling enough only to find out at the end of the video the small starving boy , Joshua was in reality played by another boy who wasn’t starving and was enrolled in school.
I felt the Organization who was raising money as a result of this video was deceptive in their portrayal of the situation. Am I being too harsh ?
The Video : https://youtu.be/ElG5-nXD0B8
I just finished watching 60 Minutes sharing a new movie coming soon about Pope Francis. He is asked why does God allow children to suffer ? He thinks for a second then says ,”Well God also allowed his only Son to suffer on the Cross.” (Not an exact quote)
For those who believe in God, and believe He had a Son who suffered and died on a Cross, wouldn’t it make more sense that God would spare the suffering of Children having gone through this with his own Son ?
If I lost a Child or Grandchild, I certainly would want to spare everyone this same experience , wouldn’t you ? wouldn’t a real God ?
For those of you who have watched Chevy Chase in Christmas Vacation, you know who Clark Griswald is. In the movie he is the Dad who always goes all out celebrating Christmas. From decorating his house with lights that can be seen from outer space to cutting down a 30 foot Douglas Fir to fit in his living room with 10 foot ceilings. Yep, that’s me !
This was my Late Mother’s favorite time of the year. This is my 2nd Christmas without her. She loved being surrounded by family . She knew no strangers. Everyone she met got a hug whether she knew them or not. She was a very giving person. She always tried to see the best in everyone.
I look forward to this time of year because of the memories of how my Mother enjoyed Christmas. I love being surrounded by Family . I have a new Grand Daughter who is the love of my life. She likes to give Grandpa kisses. What’s not to like about this !!!
So for my Blog Friends regardless of your religious persuasion or none at all , I wish the happiest moments for you during this time of year. And I hope you are able to get kissed by someone you care about too !
I was writing a post yesterday and thought I had saved it as a draft but Carmen emailed to let me know it went out as an empty post. Sorry about that ! I was going to share what I heard on the BBC this past week. The story took place in India where some Hindu’s got very upset with a Muslim for eating meat from a Cow and decided to kill him. It wasn’t the poor Muslim’s fault. His religion forbids him to eat pork and shellfish and Jews are in the same boat as the Muslim.
Maybe they should all become Christians as all food is fair game (pardon the pun). Just look at many of the TV Evangelists to see that gluttony “is the way” to display God’s Favor. 🙂