That’s what we all are in USA: SELF ABSORBED.
As I made this digi-art above… And…I saw all of us American people in it.. We’re self absorbed.. It’s I, Me, My in the USA. When we’re in line at the grocery store, we get mad if the cashier is taking too much time. Why? Because I have something important to get to. We get pissed off when the light won’t change as fast as we want it to. Or, God forbid, someone is taking their time on the road.. ‘I am in a hurry!’ When we’re at work and we’ve hit a deadline… “Get out of MY way, I have to finish this!”. When it comes to family, its: ‘MY family, THEY are more important..’
Recently, I was in the grocery store. I kept getting out of everyone else’s way. Let the people go before me, let them cut me in line, help them get a can of food that’s up high.. Move out of their way. I’ll be honest with you all.. I am ALWAYS getting out of people’s way. Always. And, this does not make me a ‘great person’. God just made me try to always be considerate. But, here is what I must say: I don’t see many people getting out of other people’s way or helping others. In fact, when I do see it, I am shocked.
A para-phrased scripture in the Bible says to: ‘be kind to strangers because that stranger may just be an angel in disguise’.
If we would only take a passage like this more serious. If only us Americans were not so hard to the people around us…because we are. We are very hard. We are ‘put off’ by others misfortunes. We are put off by being inconvenienced. Ever look up the word: “Narcissist?” Well, you may not be a full fledged narcissist but we all have a bit of that devil chipping away at us. Isn’t it time to thwart the devil out and be kind to people? Isn’t it time to show other people, in action…that THEY are important? That they matter? Think about it. I see that quote all over: “The change you want to see in the world begins with yourself”. Well, its a more biblical quote than anything because Gods spirit wants us to CHANGE. Change into the image of Jesus, the spirit of the Lord, God, the prophets, the saints.
Its a hard task. It is. Because we as humans really do not care about anyone but our own precious hides. Let’s stop this. Let’s work to change..Ask the Lord to HELP us be loving toward people.