Who is feeling it
Have you ever been hit in the stomach by some news report that hurts like a Mike Tyson punch? That’s the way I feel right now, and the way Jesus must have felt when they told him that Lazarus was dead.
However, my pain at the time seemed to me to be one I have always felt. In a fit of selfishness, I forgot about the pain of others.
Many of us have walked this road, and as a narcissist we never stop to consider our neighbors’ pains. It was all about us.
That sick attitude seems to be the norm of our world today. Decision makers from all corners of the earth seem to be locked in that way of looking after themselves and those who look like them, forgetting that our world is a place for many different people of different faces and tongue.
A few years ago, Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson and others sang a song called “We are the world” – in aid of fighting hunger in Africa (1985).
We are plagued by the most devastating illness of 2020, and today’s musicians have failed to respond. These individuals, who have accumulated a great wealth of the people’s support, seem too busy counting their money to be bothered by the sufferings of their neighbors.
Sadly, in many nations our political leaders have been no different. They have chosen this moment to advance their political agenda over the suffering of the people.
I am writing with the intention of not apologizing to any man here left behind. It seems that the great fish of our whole world have become sharks in our tanks. For them, all the little people have become just a meal.
Apostle Adrian Wade