Confusing times, indeed

I don’t think anyone who watched — or read about — what transpired in Washington, D.C., our nation’s capitol, last Wednesday is likely to forget it.

Those events are now a part of our nation’s history.

As the stories unfold during the course of time there will be blame spread, people will go to jail as self-titled “patriots” or traitors, seditionists, rioters, or worse.

But that’s for historians to wrangle with, for courts to decide, not the likes of me.

But I did think there was a certain … stupidity? in the events that took place last Wednesday.

What would have been achieved?

To make the United States of America a “rogue state” to be lumped in with the likes of Libya?

That’s a goal, I think, everyone should try to achieve at least once in their life.

“Look, I tore down a democracy and made it more like some sand-infested hell-hole. I am proud of me.”

And they had to be ‘patriots” because they carried American flags.

So, I guess it’s okay to assault people, steal stuff, break stuff, and cause mayhem in general if you’re carrying an American flag.

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Let’s be the Somebody who did ‘the good’

A Simple Message

“Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.” And the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

Genesis 3:12,13

This passage reminds me of a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.

There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it.

Everybody was sure Somebody would do it.

Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.

Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job.

Everybody thought Anybody could do it but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it.

It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

It’s easy to read this story and laugh; and equally easy to read the account of Adam and Eve and judge their irresponsibility.

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