Do you feel as though you are sometimes swimming against the tide, metaphorically speaking? Does the world feel a bit weird right now?
Of course, we have the ongoing challenge of living through a pandemic and news and changing rules on this will be with us for goodness knows how long. But I think it’s more than that that affects us.
There are many suffering the hardships of homelessness and poor housing. Some children go to bed hungry, and it seems like there are apologies dished out and excuses made but hardly any action taken. People are dying whilst waiting too long for an ambulance and this should never happen. Services are over-stretched, decent people are working their butts off, the hospitals are overwhelmed.
Poverty and shortages are commonplace, yet it seems like the government are acting like inexperienced magicians pulling coins from their sleeves and then making them disappear again.
A bolder person than me would stand up to all the bluster, all the unfairness and lack of generosity that infringes on some parts of society and would set about highlighting the needs of us all. They would seek out the positives and change the way we look at things. Not only that, they would realise that mistakes can be made but it doesn’t mean they cannot be rectified. There are so many people with good hearts out there. We know it and our world knows it. We just need to find the right way to make things better.
Swimming against the tide might feel unsettling but sometimes we need to do that rather than go with the flow along with everyone else.
Mrs. Messenger Mrs. Messenger came And asked everyone In the busy ‘shouty’ places To examine their hearts And to put smiles on their faces And lead by example; To tell the truth And work for the common good. To rebuild the crumbling houses And distribute the food So that no child was hungry. And before long We started to listen To the one who led with gentle ease, And kindness fell around us Like the soft November leaves.