Seriously, Listen to Your Mother – Don’t Say Anything


Do I have a tendency to do this? Yes.

Facebook, is not the problem, although it can certainly expose our inner-moralistic-dependency. What is inner-moralistic-dependency? I’m not sure, but this is a definition that I am going to ascribe this term that I am using; A willingness to mock and reproach others when our opinion is found to be right (or at least we assume so).

I know that forecasters predicted snow for South GA. I also know that it has not snowed. I personally doubt that it will snow – at least according to the projections. But pray tell, why the universal response seems to be a mocking of the weather folks. Can they exxagerate? Sure, but you are also given the ability to attempt to discern this reality and act accordingly.

However, while we mock their wrong predictions remember a few things:

Babies were born in cars last night that were stuck on icy roads

Kids spent the night in school buses stuck on icy roads

Teachers chose to stay at school with kids who weren’t picked up instead of going home to their families

Elderly people were stuck in their cars in temperatures that reached the teens

Countless numbers of people have experienced rough and difficult conditions which we wouldn’t wish on anyone

Deaths have been reported in ways directly related to the weather

Oh, and this was just a few hours to the north of us. Our neighbors, if you will. By the way, Jesus had something to say about neighbors in Luke 10.

Proverbs 15:2
The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly,
But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness

So, if you don’t have anything nice to say –

Published by Daniel M Harding

Husband, father, associate pastor.

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