Somewhere in my past, I recall the story about "never crying wolf." I think it may have been a good method to use for those who tended to be, "cry babies". They are the type that amplifies negative thoughts and situations. Their intent is to wail far beyond what is necessary in a given situation, and sometimes for nothing at all. This behaviour must be curtailed before it becomes habit forming.
My parents did not allow one to "carry on" and they would nip in the bud. One, having learned that the squeeky wheel gets the grease, will stop at nothing. What they are doing with their over-the-line exhibit, is to try to gain attention.
The punch to the storyline is simple. If you cry all the time, when something really bad happens, no one will believe you, and your calls for help, even though legitmate this time, will be "ignored". This is hard lesson to learn.
It is our situation today, having cried wolf so often and so long. The world's attitude is in a stupor. And in it's apathy, is oblivious to the apocalyptic signs and groanings of nature, who has been crying out to us for years. This is your final warning.
It is saying, no matter what you call it, "clean up your act before it's too late." Can one survive without water? Without Love? We are on the cusp of destruction and to not do anything, will be a grave mistake. We must all do our part, even if it seems small.
We need to be better stewards of the place that God gave us to live, our planet. Just think of what we could achieve together with one voice. Let it not be through desperation, that we learn to love our brother. These lessons should have already been learned.
All we need to do collectively is stop crying wolf, and do something about it.
Almost A Minyan
2 months ago