During social distancing, we delight in not tidying those pesky drop-in guests. We rejoice because we can ignore our responsibility with the PTA, Lions Club, church or Bible Study
We cry out on behalf of the front liners, but wish we had our job back. We hated it when we had it, but now we rave about how it was just so perfect.
We say “I love everybody.” …but not enough to share our thousand rolls of toilet paper.
And the rules…aren’t they for other people? What do you mean I can’t… fill in your own blank?
I’ll stay close to others if I want to and maybe even butt in over the tomatoes. What? I just want to hang out somewhere! What do you mean I only have fifteen minutes?
Stores have created special shopping hours for older folks. Never mind, we can push them and their walkers and canes out of the way when we get in. Let’s not discuss how we can shop ten other hours of the day. It is just our truly rebellious selfish self showing.
We abuse store clerks and why not. We were bullies in that ‘perfect’ before life and now the real us is out for people to see. After all, we have our rights!
Then we brag about how many masks and caps we make and how we are shopping for others and saving the world. Ah yes, everyone must hear how wonderful we are…right?
Jesus answered, “Isaiah was right about frauds like you, hit the bull’s-eye in fact: These people make a big show of saying the right thing, but their heart isn’t in it. They act like they are worshiping me, but they don’t mean it. They just use me as a cover for teaching whatever suits their fancy, Ditching God’s command and taking up the latest fads.” (Mark 6:7-8, MSG)
Prayer- Lord these words are harsh indeed. Show us where we are guilty. Amen.