Back in the olden days, before the advent of the internet or mobile phones, my family and I would regularly have to fold and stuff over two thousand newsletters every couple months. If you’ve never had to fold and stuff envelopes, be thankful, and take it from someone who has, it gets real old real quick, and you have no choice but to barrel through and get the job done.
I remember that the worst of it was the first few hours. After that, after the requisite paper cuts, and the twitchy fingers from too much repetitive movement, I would get sort of numb, and it would be mostly mechanical.
Collate, fold, stuff, seal. Collate, fold, stuff, seal. It went on and on, until finally we were down to the last box, and then the labels.
Why I share this story with you is because seeing all that is going on in this nation, and the absence of reaction most everyone is having, I realize a sort of numbness has settled upon most. Although things are spiraling out of control at an alarming rate, a great majority is just going through the motions, unwilling to take the time and process what they are seeing, then come to a logical and reasonable conclusion.
Gamblers, especially poker players, call it going on tilt. Truck drivers, and most motorists who drive long hours call it spacing out, but whatever the term we use to describe this sort of numbness, this sort of unfeeling mental fatigue, it does us no good, and it is of no benefit.
I realize full well that some are just so disgusted with everything they’ve decided to tune out and no longer bother, but we have not been called to indifference, we have not been called to apathy, we have been called to action.
We must know by now that the world interprets our numbness as acquiescence and even approval of their agenda, and as a result grows bolder and more aggressive in implementing it.
The godless being what they are, to them silence is consent, and so our numbness, our silence, is to our own detriment.
Will calling darkness and sin by name make a difference? Probably not, but at least our resistance will stand as testimony one day.
I know it’s hard to keep getting up when all that seems to happen is that you get knocked down, but we have no other choice but to shake off the dust and get up again and again as long as we are able, and as long as our legs will hold us.
To understand the importance of standing for truth, to understand the importance of being light, we need only look to the alternative, and what the absence of truth and light would mean.
Jesus said we are the light of the world. Jesus said we are the salt of the earth. If these things be no more, then darkness will reign, and that which the salt kept from putrefaction will resume its natural course.
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.