I’ve often heard (and probably guilty of saying) “they got what they deserved” when something bad happens to someone not well liked or looked down upon. Whatever bad thing happened to them…well, they deserved it.
I wonder if people ever say that about me.
I wonder if people say it about the United States.
I watch Donald and Ted and Marco digress into name calling while our country suffers and can’t help but wonder if we aren’t getting what we deserve. When shows like “The Real Housewives of Wherever” and a slew of other trashy, conflict-driven offerings continue to collect viewers is it any wonder we get the Theater of the Absurd from the people running to be the “leader” of our country?
I wish we had great debates about the needs of this country. Instead Donald calls Ted and Marco names and they fire right back…because too many people enjoy it. We wonder why we battle over #BlackLivesMatter and #CopsLivesMatter. We wonder why there are so many people living on the streets and so many others living in poverty who need health care. We wonder why there are so many problems with our country and then we see so many encouraging the junk we see on TV from people who want to “make America great again.” Really?
Sadly, it seems love and concern for our fellow man is quickly evaporating while I want a nicer car, bigger house and more of everything grows.
In a conversation about political correctness yesterday, one wise gentleman made the comment that our failure to know each other, to enter into meaningful relationships with people we don’t know or don’t agree with is the cause for political correctness and spending time with each other is what will eliminate it.
We have a country that is deeply divided in so many area and this is what we get for folks who want to be President. We may just be getting what we deserve.
Grace and peace.