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Funny how the world’s continually turning, yet in my little piece of it it’s all so very still. There’s someone commuting to work, someone in the middle of their day, and someone watching a sunset all at the exact same moment. We all tend to break things down to how it effects us. But in the grander scheme of things, life is about so much more.
Rather we like it or not the world is interconnected and I don’t just mean through technology. However technology does make it easier to see how the actions on one side of the world effects the other. So while I may not feel the tremors in Mexico, it certainly effects how I feel. Along with our basic instinct to survive, we tend to carry the ability to empathize with those suffering.
Sadly we tend to turn off those emotions unless it involves ourselves. It’s nothing for most of us to watch a disaster on TV and scoff, “Better them than us.” Or worse yet say, “God must be punishing them.” How dare we be so blind to the suffering of others. We scoff at the suffering of another human, yet when I effects us, “Oh whoa is me!” We are just beginning to understand how our actions or inactions can effect someone we don’t even know. To ignore suffering that's occurring somewhere else is no different than detonating the bomb ourselves. The God most of us claim to serve measures all sin equally. Doesn’t that mean the sin of indifference is the same as murder?
It’s time to put aside our petty differences and live with some tolerance and compassion for one another. Instead of just branding each other with labels like “Muslim”, “Mexican”, or “Redneck”. How about we just learn to call each other “friend”? You never know, a little compassion and empathy may work a whole lot better than shouting at the TV.
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