Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Torment

God formed man to be imperishable;
the image of his own nature he made them.
But by the envy of the Devil, death entered the world,
and they who are in his possession experience it.

But the souls of the just are in the hand of God,
and no torment shall touch them.
They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;
and their passing away was thought an affliction
and their going forth from us, utter destruction.
But they are in peace.  Wisdom, 2

I have a friend who is tormented by the wealth inequity in the United States.

He sees the 1/10th of 1% and the wealth they hold and he perseverates on it.  He is stuck.

The great joys of life are passing him by.

Hold hands with a pretty girl.  Giving her a kiss.

Watching the joy of learning in a child's eyes.

Catching a big fish.

Harvesting a garden.

The sound of a well played instrument.

Reading a book.  Composing a poem.  Comforting an elderly person.

I wish I could reach him but every conversation is like a record with a skip that keeps going back to "...the real problem is....  Capitalism is bad because...."

He is not tormented because of the 0.1%.  He is tormented because he gave others the power to separate him from happiness.

1 comment:

  1. And people who lament the 0.1% of the wealthy here in the US fail to realize that, in the greater picture, THEY are extremely wealthy. compared to most in the world.

    Perspective.

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