By Rev at Sharp Shooters Safe & Gun
The last time I wrote to you was back in February. Just a couple of months ago, we were talking about life and how it ought to be lived; we talked about the things we might need to reflect on and change. I hope that since then, you have taken a brief moment to ponder these things and maybe even get some benefit out of them.
So here we are now at the end of April. I want you to pause for a minute and ask yourself, “How am I doing?” Since February, what has changed? What have you learned… anything? What challenges you have (or haven’t) been able to overcome? Every time we turn around, we see that a lot of things have changed. Gun ownership has skyrocketed, with about 50% being new gun owners (which is fantastic). More people and communities are beginning to take seriously their civil liberties. More people are caring for their neighbors. More people are beginning to shop locally. More people are having to file for unemployment. More people are waking up, either by choice or by force, to the world around them.
What a difference a couple of months make!
So, what does this mean for you? What does this mean for us?
I think that at the very least, somethings ought to change. Just off the top of my head, some things that come to mind are personal and communal responsibility, involvement, and reliance. I think for too long we have seen our neighbor as an enemy, if not simply an annoyance. For me, ‘neighbor’ isn’t just defined as the person that lives right next to me or the one I work with, but the person who (fill in the blank).
That’s right, we are all each other’s neighbors.
Have you noticed that most times when you do something good for someone else because you care about their well-being that you not only feel better, but become better? If you haven’t, I encourage you to take notice of it. How about instead of hoarding all the toilet paper, we make sure that we have enough and that the person next to us has enough. I’m not saying that only a handful of individuals need to take care of the majority. I’m saying that everyone takes care of everyone.
I’m a Christian myself, so I come at this topic with a certain moral, theological, and philosophical basis. But even if you aren’t a Christian, that’s okay too. We can all claim to be Americans though, right? And last time I checked, it doesn’t say “We the bunch of individuals,” it says, “We the People.” So “We the people,” let’s start watching out for one another. Let’s start making sure our backs are covered. A lot is going on right now medically, economically, and especially politically. We won’t make it out of this stronger if we don’t act together.
I hope y’all are doing well. I hope that y’all are blessed, fed, clothed, protected, etc. If these things are being met for you and your family, thank goodness. If they aren’t, I pray that things become better soon.
Let’s make sure our neighbors are doing well so that our neighbors can make sure we are doing well.
Y’all stay safe out there. God bless you all.