How do you make people feel? We would all hope to bring some joy into their hearts. But do we?
As the world-famous French geneticist Jerome Lejeune (photo)put it years ago when he testified at the United States congressional hearings, “To accept the fact that after fertilization has taken place a new human has come into being is no longer a matter of taste or opinion. . . . The human nature of the human being from conception to old age is not a metaphysical contention, it is plain experimental evidence.”
So we must recognize three things
our oppressors like the status quo and want to keep us in captivity to a mentality of oppression where truth doesn’t matter
we have to change our situation through prayer and action
we may have to adapt the way we are doing things because old mindsets may be partially responsible to our captivity
leaving comfort and naivety behind. Unlike the COVID shot if we grasp this today you will be healed, the virus can not come back. You will not be sick again!
It takes no special insight, no great courage, no understanding to tell people what they want to do or want to hear….however, it takes real strength, courage, and understanding to tell people what they ought to hear, what they need to hear and do!
I see the wall as representing our faith and values and we need to assess how they have been destroyed in this nation. Like Nehemiah we need to take an honest assessment of where we are, see and acknowledge how broken things are. Nehemiah went with a small group of people. A group of like-minded people.