I suffered the Chinese adage: “may you live in interesting times”. My career was an adventure more than a job and I have the history to prove it. I’ve been hit by cars and been in fights (both fistic and lethal force) of varying degrees of ferocity and duration. The outcome wasn’t always in my favor. I have a catalog of injuries ranging from boo-booes (?) to hospitalizations earning me physical scars and not so easily understood post-incident emotional and mental trauma. So when I awoke I questioned the reason for my headache complemented by the pain in my backside.
(Ephesians 5:20) Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Why wouldn't ungratefulness be found in someone's heart today? The bible gives an account of a rich foolish farmer who thought he deserved every good thing he had and more. He didn't take God into consideration at all and gave Him no credit for his blessings.
I’m fed up and tired of watching allegedly intelligent people self-destruct because they have a need to appear unbiased. Everybody is biased. Everybody has prejudices. From that ideologue in the White House to the dumbest voter-droids following the commands of the party controls their every action and thought given them; they’re biased concerning something.
I was raised Catholic in Southern California… actually old-school Roman-Catholic where the Priest still spoke Latin, and his back faced you for most of the service. I went to Catechism, and was confirmed, and went through the whole nine yards of my “church training.”
I have an old clock in my office. Its mechanical movement requires I turn a key in a lock and wind a mainspring to a point of tension. This causes the balanced, well-adjusted gears, levers and springs to work in proper relation to each other. It must be paid attention to and honored for its intricacy. Messing with the mechanism isn’t merely ill-advised; it’s imperative you don’t change anything fundamentally.