Saturday, August 23, 2014

Have We Lost Our Souls?

Matthew 7:12
So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Matthew 7:2
For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.

We see it every day. Someone is thrown under the bus. Not a literal term but one used when we turn our backs on or friends, colleagues or family. This is so common place that we have finally given it a catch phrase. It's sad isn't it?

We are so consumed by retaining what we believe is rightfully ours; a job, stature, respect. We are willing, in a way that has become common place, to hurt others in order to possess these things. In doing so, we have turned our backs on the few things that really matter; our God, our humanity, our moral center. No longer do we care about or think about the sometimes devastating effect that it has on those we chose to turn on. Loss of a job, demoralization, financial or emotional stress. It doesn't matter as long as it's not us. As long as it is someone else. Have we lost our souls?

Deuteronomy 15:8
... but you shall freely open your hand to him, and shall generously lend him sufficient for his need in whatever he lacks.

What ever happened to picking up your fallen brother, friend or colleague. Pick them up and help them stand with you. You will be stronger than if you stood alone.

Or we could simply throw them under the bus and proclaim our victory by no accomplishment other than someone else's failure. Is that the legacy you want? Have YOU lost your soul? I hope not! 

Am I pissed about this. Fucking yes I am!