POINTS OF PONDERATION…..EPISODE 5.22

A semi-regular attempt to address some of life’s minutiae that might otherwise be overlooked…..

Food for thought. I’ve struggled mightily with finding my purpose, and unfortunately haven’t come up with many satisfactory answers. I’m not even sure I’m as kind or compassionate as I’d like to believe myself to be or as much as I should be. Still searching for contentment I suppose 🤔.

One would think that an alleged minister would understand the idea that the church is not a building but the body of Christ. It’d be a fair assumption that an alleged minister should be familiar with Matthew 18:20, which states where two or more are gathered in God’s name He is there. I think there’s alot more to that scripture, especially since I believe God is with me when I’m sitting at home alone, but for the purpose of the point I’m making we can all agree that church isn’t just a building with a steeple & fancy stained glass windows. I was in a theater with a thousand other folks recently at a comedy show, but it was much more than that. There was prayer. There was praise. There was Biblical truth. There was worship music. There was more movement of the Holy Spirit in that theater than in any church service I’d attended in more than a decade. Yet I was told by an arrogant know-it-all who wasn’t even there that it was not church. They scoffed. Their derision was palpable. It bothered me tremendously on multiple levels. But at the end of the day I’m the one that received the blessing, while those who mocked the experience must wallow in their wrongness. I almost feel sorry for them. 

I still haven’t found what I’m looking for. 

I was perusing Facebook recently and saw a post that asked a question along the lines of “What are little things men do that make you upset??”. The original poster & one other person had the same reply…”breathe”. I resisted the VERY strong urge to ask this woman why in the blue hell was she married then?? To be frank, I think such a post & reply is solid grounds for a divorce, and that’s not hyperbole. Perhaps the answer was meant in jest, but my vibe is it wasn’t at all intended as such. The whole thing had a tinge of bitterness that made me sad. If you are that miserable in your circumstance then pack your bags & leave. Chances are your spouse isn’t any more thrilled with you, and life is too short to be so unhappy. And I don’t give a damn if there’s a child involved. You’d probably be doing that kid a favor by ending the marriage. I don’t want to be flippant about divorce, but on the other hand it’s fairly common these days, and I truly believe that remaining in an unhappy marriage because of the children does more harm to them in the long run. Look, I’m not one to take social media too seriously, but I am pretty good at reading people & situations. Most things people post on Facebook or Instagram are harmless, well meaning fun, but occasionally I see straight thru the faux humor and feel the absolute rage & discontent a person is doing a really poor job of trying to hide. Take that into consideration before you hit enter on the ol’ keyboard.

I feel as though I have indeed wasted my life. I’ve lived a small life. I never fulfilled the potential I had. There are a ton of reasons for that, but this isn’t the time such a discussion…it will be soon though. 

What kind of person whines & complains about a show they attended when they could’ve known exactly what to expect if they’d done five minutes of freakin’ research?? Bitchy, entitled Karens, that’s who 😂. I have zero patience for such morons. The Internet is an amazing tool…use it. Don’t spend money on a ticket then moan & cry because someone hurt your touchy little feelings. Grow the hell up & get over yourself. I went to the same show and knew precisely what I was getting myself into. Why?? Because I was smart enough to Google some stuff. It’s not difficult.

Perhaps the furor over Roe v. Wade has subsided enough for me to offer one little nugget of insight. I’ve seen this meme posted a few times, and it perfectly summarizes who leftists are and a major issue I have with them. They always have their hands out looking for free stuff. Conversely, I have always believed that nothing in life is free. Don’t misunderstand…the abortion debate is complex & full of nuance, which is why I don’t engage too much. That being said, pro-abortionists betray their ostensibly altruistic purpose when it is presented alongside talking points demanding free health care, free prenatal care, paid vacations, free diapers & formula, and free education. Free free free. Give me this, give me that. Should all of that stuff be more affordable?? Sure, but it’d be nice if gas, utilities, & food were all way less expensive too. No matter how much prices fluctuate though, the expectation that you should be given much of anything for free is ignorant & impractical. 

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