Solar, Might 1, 2022 |
By John Schroeder
God and Theatrics
Simply again from a visit to France. Wonderful journey punctuated by what one can solely check with as “covid theatrics.” For instance, river cruise line we have been on permitted us to be unmasked within the eating room and lounge, however not strolling at halls or within the foyer. What was achieved by that coverage? The germs solely unfold within the halls? However the biggest theater of all was the mandate for a detrimental check to return to the US. The logistics concerned in seeing to it that each one passengers on the ship the place examined inside 24 hours of there return was stupendous. It was an infinite effort on the half fo the ships crew to make that occur. It additionally value every US passenger a further $66 euros for the check. Large effort vital value.
And but, by emigration from France and immigration into the USA nobody from any company reviewed the paperwork indicating a detrimental check outcome – NOBODY! The one requirement was that we fill out a one web page kind testifying that we had had a detrimental check within the final 24 hours. That was it – might have simply lied about it, saving the cash and energy and gotten dwelling simply high-quality. In different phrases it’s all a dog-and-pony present. It’s all theatrics.
It’s only for present. It’s simply an look to make the nation look extra “covid pious” than the fact would point out.
The identical might be stated about a lot of the present progressive cultural agenda. Institutional and authorized limitations based mostly on race disappeared many years in the past. Does racism stay? – actually some individuals exhibit racist attitudes, however till such time as we are able to management thought, it can by no means be eradicated fully – fully forgetting the truth that no person needs their ideas managed even when we might. And so, we create theatrics – appearances to make it seem like we’re doing one thing about racism when the actual fact is there’s nothing we are able to do.
Eager about this referred to as scripture to thoughts –:
“And once you pray, don’t be just like the hypocrites, for they love to hope standing within the synagogues and on the road corners to be seen by others. Really I let you know, they’ve acquired their reward in full. However once you pray, go into your room, shut the door and pray to your Father, who’s unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is completed in secret, will reward you.
Put bluntly, God hates theatrics when they’re meant to cowl up the truth that nothing actual has modified.
You see, God can repair what we are able to’t. He’d a lot somewhat have us acknowledge our powerlessness and switch to him than placed on a present and act like we’re in cost.