March 30

Written by Bill Grandi on March 30th, 2020

Someone commented a few days ago on my other blog that they hadn’t heard me say much about the C-virus which is capturing everyone’s attention. And may I add, captiv(e)ating them?  My answer to her was simple and short: information overload. I’m convinced one can only hear so much of a subject before shut-down. For example, suppose if when we were together and talking all I talked about was cycling, my bike, cycling, 3FeetPlease, and cycling, you would eventually go into shut down mode, extremely tired of my “one man band.” I feel the same about the virus.  What can I add that hasn’t already been said?  I feel my purpose during this time is to talk faith not fear. It doesn’t hurt to stay informed, but there is a point of overload.

What amazes me though-and it’s not just about this- is how clueless some people are. People who live in ivory towers pontificating about circumstances, events, etc they are really out of touch with. People making judgments- be they political, medical, or otherwise-who, in my eyes, are nothing but fools. Sure there are some who are putting their money where their mouth is. But then there are those who spout off and have no clue. They can take a year off work and not get hurt. Then there are those who make insensitive remarks but then scramble to cover their tracks.

Did you know the Hebrew word for foolish and simple (used in Proverbs) means “thick, dull, sluggish”? It’s what we refer to as “clueless.” Hmmmm.

It’s not like I’m excusing myself. I’m not. I can’t. I’ve made some really insensitive comments myself. I’ve been clueless. But it’s time to stop. For me. For you. For all. Let’s take the “in” off insensitivity.

“Father, help me to be more aware of what I say and how I say it. Help me to weigh my words and not be so insensitive. And help me not to pass on information which is bogus.”


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan S. says:

    There are times when I hear someone talk about subjects and I hear another little voice speak… “Just stop talking”…. It is then I realize that I should probably just stop speaking. I wonder if other’s hear that little voice?

  2. I’m glad you’ve chosen not to bring this current situation up time and again, Bill. We are inundated! Definitely, we need to focus on faith, not fear, and remember God is there to be our strength and our shield.

  3. Ed says:

    I’m with you. A lot has been said already that doesn’t need to be said. What we surely aren’t hearing is, as you pointed out, enough about faith in these times.

  4. floyd says:

    We’re on the same page; let’s be informed, not immersed in emotion.