I seem to have a medical condition that is somewhat rare today. No I am not talking about Cochlear Otosclorosis that caused my deafness many years ago but one maybe even more rare. That condition is called a “Bleeding Heart”. I know this is a condition that my fellow Republicans loathe. Whenever they want to diss someone they call them a “bleeding heart liberal”.
But I have to admit that I can’t help having this condition. It is just part of who I am. My heart bleeds for those around the world and even in our own country who don’t get enough to eat or where the head of the household is unable to provide even the barest of sustenance for his family. One hundred, or maybe more years ago hunger was a more common occurrence than it is today. Today we have the technology and know how to feed the world’s population but that doesn’t happen mainly because of politics.
While my bleeding heart might be a rarity now days the only cure I want to find for this condition is to find a way to eleviate the cause. I will not likely die with my bleeding heart; the more likely cause of my death will the a broken heart in seeing so many people who call themselves Christians, and that especially includes my Republican friends, totally ignore these “brother’s keeper issues while thousands die everyday from hunger or poor drinking water.
2 thoughts on “My Rare Medical Condition….”
Well said! I believe most Americans (and most of the “West”) try to remove ourselves from thinking about the less fortunate. Probably because it make us feel bad that we have so much. It is human nature to avoid that which makes one uncomfortable. We are taught via our culture we are special we don’t have to wait for thinks we want, and we must have the same toys as everyone else. Most of us wouldn’t know what to do with if we lost cell phones coverage for a day. How can we imagine lacking food and water when we can’t imagine waiting for more than 30 minutes for a meal. My point is, we are soft and spoiled and because church are run by people this mind set rolled into how most of our churches act as well. Don’t get me wrong I love this country I just see us as being able to do so much more if we could lose focus on material position and seek love for mankind. As a recovering Republican I found a YouTube slide show, I believe it is called “the lightning jar” also “Lightning in a Jar” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA8_bGdYQQM it, along with prayer and my left leaning wife has helped transform me into the heart having moderate I am today. If I can change anyone can.
RJ, please excuse and or fix the type-Os.