Friday, June 30, 2017

Keeping Up

It's important for Christians to keep up with current events, so that we spend our compassion on the right cause.  It would be a shame to waste it on the wrong people.

You can tell it's one of the rotating causes of the month when you get lectured about how so many people don't have the right attitude about it (implied: like you ), and developing a good attitude seems to be taking precedence over any concrete help you might be giving. Less-fashionable causes, representing the other billion or so people who need our help, tend to emphasise what they are doing and what the people they help actually need.

Not always.  I oversimplify.  Yet I don't think I'm wrong.

I think we are about due for a new popular cause to get harangued about, but our attention span is short.  It will in all likelihood be one of the causes in the current rotation that waits for a tragedy to push to the front again. The wheel changes slowly over time. Republican congressmen  aren't on that list, so that one's off the front page.  Other causes lie in wait.

1 comment:

Sam L. said...

Having the right attitude towards a "problem" is far more important to many people than actually trying to DO something about relieving or actually doing something about that problem.