What Really Matters?

I’m so confused right now. I see signs all over saying black lives matter. I’m just trying to figure out which black lives matter. It can’t be the unborn black babies. It’s not black cops. They don’t seem to matter. It’s not my black conservative friends. They are told to shut up if they know what’s best for them by their black counterparts. It’s not black business owners. Their property does not mean anything. It’s not blacks who fought in the military. Their statues are destroyed by the black lives matter protesters with disdain.

So which black lives matter again?

Black Lives Matter. Of course they do!

Then when multiple black police officers and individuals were killed during the “peaceful protests”. I don’t see any outrage? Black individually owned businesses burned to the ground. Silence. Deadliest weekend in Chicago. NOTHING!!

I can’t keep up. I just can’t. I’m exhausted trying to figure out what we’re all supposed to do, believe, and be offended and outraged by next.

Two months ago, First Responders were all the rage. In fact, they were heroes. We gave them free coffee, meals, and cheers as they drove by. Today, we hate them and want them defunded because they can’t be trusted.

Two months ago, truck drivers were the heroes, as well, for keeping America moving and the grocery stores stocked. Today we block the roads with protesters, drag them out of the cabs and beat them half to death.

Nurses and Doctors are still cool, for now. But they may be unemployed. They too are heroes, unless of course they truly believe all lives matter. Then they’re filled with hate and are part of problem like so many others.

Just 45 days ago protests weren’t “essential” and were considered criminal, selfish and a murderous activity. Today they are gloriously critical and celebrated. All of the obvious criminal and murderous activities are simply ignored.

If you protest about lock downs for freedom, you are selfish and you will spread a virus.

If you protest, loot, and riot for social justice, you are a warrior and the virus fades to the background.

Trust the experts. No, not those experts. Don’t wear masks … wear masks, but only good ones. Wait, don’t wear masks, wear anything as a mask. Never mind on the masks. Not sure, but if you don’t, you hate people because you could be an asymptomatic spreader. Wait. That’s not a thing anymore?

For 3 months, NOTHING was more important than social distance. In fact, we gave up all of our liberties for it. We canceled schools, medical and dental procedures, canceled activities, closed businesses, eliminated every spring rite of passage from prom to graduation, denied people funerals, even at Arlington, and we wrecked the economy for it.

Then came social justice, and social distance was no more. Now things are more cut and dried though. A thousand people at three memorials for someone they never even met. It’s a matter of “respect”. But you can only assemble 100 or less people.

I’m really confused now. Look at the data, NO, not that data. Do the math. No, you can’t do the math like that. Only the experts can understand the data and math. What do you mean other cities/states/governors are interpreting the data differently?

Pools are safe in Indiana, but not Michigan? Playgrounds are safe in your town but not mine? Amusement parks are safe in Florida but not Ohio, nor Michigan.

If you are silent you are part of the problem. If you speak, you are part of the problem. If you have to ask, you don’t understand. If you don’t ask, you don’t care.

It’s all so predictable, tedious, and exhausting. Nothing adds up. It’s one gigantic Math life problem, with ever changing denominators that I’m sure the media and politicians are eagerly ready to solve for us…until the next “crisis”.

So, for now I pray. I pray God will heal our land and bless the United States of America! Bless us with Wisdom, Kindness, Gentleness, Mercy, Love, Peace, Healing. Things that Really Matter! We all Matter in God’s Eyes!
You can Copy and Paste. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

 

Hat tip:  Pastor Ward Clinton’s blog

 https://pastorwardclinton.com/2020/06/22/17887/

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18 Responses to “What Really Matters?”

  1. L Says:

    Absolutely, right. Those that know I Am will see, but those who don’t never will.

    Hopefully, this chaos and confusion is the lead up to a great awakening.

    The truth is there if people will just quietly listen.

    There is a Marxist illusion of truth, and justice being spread by a secular element of our society that is filling people with hate, and even Christians are feeding into the lie.

    They have forgotten that we have a personal relationship with God and we are saved individually. We don’t bow to secular groups, and ask for their forgiveness.

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    • christinewjc Says:

      Well said L! I have an appointment this morning but will be back to comment further later.

      GM posted a comment. He’s back for another battle it seems.

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    • christinewjc Says:

      L wrote: “we don’t bow to secular groups, and ask for their forgiveness.”

      Most thinking and faithful people in Christ know that, and know exactly why it is so.

      Christians know Who deserves our worship, and why we need forgiveness for our sins by, and through Him alone.

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  2. GMpilot Says:

    Christine, I’m going to assume you’re quoting Pastor Clinton, since you don’t seem to write your own thoughts any more.

    Confused? But you ‘have the mind of Christ’! How can you be confused?
    The Lord of the Universe whispers in your ear, every day! How can you be confused?

    Statues of black military veterans have been torn down? There aren’t that many of the, and I’ve heard nothing about the Vietnam War memorial (which does include a black soldier on it) being threatened. More data, please.

    Two months ago, First Responders were all the rage. In fact, they were heroes. We gave them free coffee, meals, and cheers as they drove by. Today, we hate them and want them defunded because they can’t be trusted.

    Why can’t they be trusted, and who says so? Probably the same people who believed that sipping Clorox was proof against Covid-19. I mean, the President Himself hinted at its effectiveness. And please tell me who hates, or wants to defund, an ambulance driver?

    Two months ago, truck drivers were the heroes, as well, for keeping America moving and the grocery stores stocked. Today we block the roads with protesters, drag them out of the cabs and beat them half to death.

    There has also been a truck driver or two who has deliberately driven into crowds of protesters. In at least one such incident the truck had police markings on it. In a clash between a 1500-lb vehicle and a 180-lb man, the man always loses.

    Nurses and Doctors are still cool, for now. But they may be unemployed. They too are heroes, unless of course they truly believe all lives matter. Then they’re filled with hate and are part of problem like so many others.

    Doctors and nurses generally don’t give a damn about what color their patients are: they can see that when they’re brought in. But their administrators are often more concerned if the non-white ones are insured, and can pay…that matters. Perhaps it shouldn’t, but it does.

    Just 45 days ago protests weren’t “essential” and were considered criminal, selfish and a murderous activity. Today they are gloriously critical and celebrated. All of the obvious criminal and murderous activities are simply ignored.

    Just 45 days ago the nation hadn’t seen a man killed by a policeman who’d had his knee on the man’s neck for 8 minutes. Black people put up with gross and petty indignities nearly every day just because they are black; something that many white people do not understand simply because it never happens to them.
    If you know of any ‘murderous activities’ that are simply ignored, perhaps you should make them known to others.

    Oh, yes; we also have two so-called men-o’-god speaking of how slavery was a “white blessing”. The other was this guy.

    If you protest about lock downs for freedom, you are selfish and you will spread a virus.
    If you protest, loot, and riot for social justice, you are a warrior and the virus fades to the background.

    The first person to call for freedom from lockdowns was Mr. Trump. I didn’t think it was possible to get cabin fever at the White House, but he managed it. After he tweeted for a couple of states to be ‘liberated’, other people took up the call. At his smaller-than-expected gathering last Saturday, he also called his fans “warriors” and hardly mentioned the virus at all…except when he told his staffers to reduce testing for it.

    Wow, you’ve really got me conforming to Brandolini’s Law, here! I’ll just send this along, so you’ll know I’m still around. I’ll be busy all day tomorrow, but I’ll make time for you if you insist.

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    • christinewjc Says:

      Hi GM,

      I only glanced at the links in your comment just now so that I could approve it. Will be back later for more discussion.

      Oh, and, I’m not sure if that piece was written by Pastor Clinton or just shared by him.

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      • christinewjc Says:

        I do have a book to recommend. It was written by Pastor Miles McPherson of The Rock Church in San Diego

        It’s entitled, “The Third Option.” He has been doing a series of online broadcasts via the church site, FaceBook and also on Fox 5 San Diego, 9am PT on Sundays.

        About the book:
        Miles McPherson, founder of The Rock Church in San Diego, speaks out about the pervasive racial divisions in today’s culture and argues that we must learn to see people not by the color of their skin, but as God sees them—humans created in the image of God.

        https://amzn.to/2qbbCUG

        The series has been perfect for “such a time as this.”

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      • GMpilot Says:

        Martin Luther King said that over fifty years ago…and no doubt others said the same thing more than a century before he did.
        Created in the image of which God? You’ve said some very unkind things about Obama over the years; I’d guess that’s because you believe your god doesn’t look like him.

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      • christinewjc Says:

        Link: https://www.sdrock.com/pastormiles/

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    • christinewjc Says:

      GM,

      I thought what was written (either by Pastor Clinton or someone else) was very well put. Perhaps a lot of other people could relate to it because of what is going on in our country.

      Perhaps it would have been better for the author to have also written, “statues of persons who worked to end the slavery of the south” too.

      I’ve heard that the hired and paid protesters often don’t even know what the people represented by the statues really believed, or did, in their lifetimes.They just wanted their $450 + pay to deface and tear them down; not caring about the history (good, bad, or indifferent) behind them.

      I have read that one reason why confederate statues were put up after the Civil War was for the sake of the reconciliation of all the people after the hard fought battle between the north and south. Makes sense. War is ugly. When it’s over, there is reconciliation.

      The first responders (ambulance drivers and police) and truck drivers (keeping us stocked with food etc.) were hailed as heroes; but when the riots started, they were ALL bad now, so their lives didn’t matter anymore.

      What happened to Mr. Floyd was awful! I don’t know anyone who thinks otherwise. The peaceful protests were warranted, but not the destructive Antifa thugs who used it towards their own evil purpose(s).

      There’s no more need for me to go point by point. The post is what it is, and people can make up their own minds about it – like you did,

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  3. christinewjc Says:

    Message archive on the book:

    https://www.sdrock.com/messages/

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  4. L Says:

    There will never be a way to get through to some people. If you believe in a secular Cult there is no salvation ever.

    No repentance, or reparations will ever be enough. The Cult will never be satisfied.

    It doesn’t matter that statues of abolitionists, and women suffrage advocates are taken down in addition to the confederate statues that the Cult deems offensive. The real objective is erasing our history. After all most of these statues were put up by Democrats, but let’s not dwell on the truth.

    ANTIFA and BLM have become an arm of the Democrat party. Let them do the dirty work for the Cult, and erase who we really are, so we can keep on having the blind followers continue to worship us.

    We will make a new history once we have erased the truth, and they will never know they have been duped.

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  5. christinewjc Says:

    Ended up needing to take my dog Willie in to see the Vet. He had a large area on his face that he was scratching and it was bleeding. That was yesterday. Today, my other dog Sasha is getting surgery to remove a large growth from her behind area. When it rains, it pours!

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  6. GMpilot Says:

    It took a lot longer than I’d planned, but I’ve returned. Got to maintain my status as your ‘favorite nemesis’, after all.

    So which would you like to discuss first: the pastor who described slavery as a ‘blessing’? Or that Obama in no way resembles the image of your god, no matter what Miles McPherson says?

    Or will you try to divert me to the Shiny Thing Over There and talk about something else? I’m ready, Hostess.

    The first responders (ambulance drivers and police) and truck drivers (keeping us stocked with food etc.) were hailed as heroes; but when the riots started, they were ALL bad now, so their lives didn’t matter anymore.

    Any reports of ambulance drivers or police being dragged from their vehicles and beaten? I’ve seen reports of police vehicles being set afire, but not ambulances; one just might be carrying you or your aged grandfather someday.

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  7. GMpilot Says:

    Oh, I’ve got a few words for you too, L:

    There will never be a way to get through to some people. If you believe in a secular Cult there is no salvation ever.

    The only ‘cult’ I see at present is that of Trump, whose descriptions of Covid-19 “magically” going away by summer did not materialize. He initially described it as…what were the words?…”a Democratic hoax”.
    Now, like so many cult figures, he has called his members to sacrifice themselves to him. They came to Tulsa. Not as many as he’d have liked, but 6000+ people came. Now he has grand plans for Jacksonville, after Charlotte decided it didn’t want to be another pandemic hotspot. No social distancing is planned for the GOP convention. No masks, either.
    At this rate, there’ll be a quarter million dead by Election Day. All because the cult leader wouldn’t believe it was real.
    But I’ve heard that a few Senators have chosen to save their own skins, and will not attend with the other lemmings.

    No repentance, or reparations will ever be enough. The Cult will never be satisfied.

    Well, you’re right about that, anyway. Just not in the way you meant.

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    • L Says:

      GM Pilot,
      How many people died of the 6,000 that attended the rally? Was it all of them? I wonder why I never heard about the deaths?

      Then too Wisconsin went ahead with their primary when all the shutdowns first started. There was no social distanceing. There were no masks either. What was the death toll from that? It must have been thousands, right?

      There aren’t any other Cults in this nation? I know some that come to mind? Isn’t the KKK a Cult? I think you would say it was, and I would agree.

      How are people that vote for Donald Trump a Cult? They do not sacrifice their lives, or rights, or free will at all that I can see, and they don’t worship or do acts in the name of Donald Trump.

      Tell me what BLM has done for the inner city? How many lives have they saved? Where are the millions of dollars they have raised helping any families? Where are the thousands of people coming forward that have been lifted from poverty by BLM? Did you know that several of the original organizers of BLM are admitted Marxists? Do you have any problems with Marxists?

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  8. Adam Kautz Says:

    Christine you should read the cult of trump by cult expert Steven Hassan who spent apx. 3 or so years in the unification church known as the “moonies” I think if anyone who knows what a cult is it’s him.

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    • christinewjc Says:

      Adam, why don’t you just tell me in your own words why people who choose, and agree with, the policies and political positions of President Trump means that they should be accused of being in a cult?

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