Do you care?
My wife has been posting Blogs for years now. But during the past two years dealing with our new leader President Trump. How he effects our lives and country and the beliefs we have shared about Christianity in America. She has been displaying signs of caring.
I recently read a book by Henri Nouwen called OUT OF SOLITUDE. It’s a quick read that I brought with me camping. He discusses the word CARE. It’s rooted in the Gothic “Kara” which means lament. The basic meaning of care is “to grieve, to express sorrow. to cry out.” He expresses in his book that we often look at caring as an attitude of the strong toward the weak. of Powerful toward the powerless. of the haves toward the have-nots. This word is a strong word about relationship to me. It is one that if you feel another friend care for you it can be life giving. My wife cares about our country. I think she cares about how politics has a role in the direction that our country is heading. and I think she cares about how people view a Christian in America and what that implies to the ones who call themselves Christian and want to be examples of that faith in how they live and conduct their lives in the conditions our government proposes for us.
What I see in her and because she brings depth of compassion and grief to the issues of our countries current events is deep. i think she is grieved by the separation of children from their families. By 1% of our country controlling the wealth of our nation. And by the way our President use of the word Christian. It is my understanding and belief that what grieves her the most are those who say to these issues. I DON’T CARE! a negative value and complacent way of life to things I believe she is deeply moved to CARE about. So where is all this leading? I believe what I see in our country is the majority of people who say I DON’T CARE. This I see in the United States citizen unwillingness to not take action . To not engage in an areas where injustice conflicts with moral issues and start CARING. I care deeply for my wife. for our country and our family. I see the pain she has in issues our country is dealing with and I see her blog about these issues and post them for the public to read on word press. You can read them yourself and respond on word press. site look up wordpress.com her site is Minnowspeaks She is rich with compassion and often brutally honest. If you are interested in sparking that area of caring again check her blogs out.
Thomas H. Boelman