Eternal Be Their Memory…..

Background

Here is a message a family friend posted on Facebook.

Message

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Words

Last night our family suffered an unimaginable and tragic loss. Our mom and grandma, Maxine, lost her hard-fought month-long battle with the Coronavirus. She was a warrior up until the end. For those of you that knew her, she was a tiny but mighty force in this world. Her exceedingly kind and giving spirit will always be remembered and inspire us.

We appreciate all of the prayers, thoughts, and messages that you’ve sent us. Eternal be her memory.

Commentary

Church

Downplay

I have heard pastors and ministers downplay this illness.

Self

I have heard pastors, preachers, and “prophets“, say they had a vision foretelling this years ago.

To me as I listen in a bit, it seems we are trying to make ourselves and stories bigger.

God’s Judgement

I have heard Pastors say this is God’s judgement on a generation; specifically the Baby Boomer generation.

I think it is tough to speak for God in tight specificity.

The so called “This is That Logic“.

Scripture

  1. Romans
    • The Law of Liberty
      • Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on his opinions. For one person has faith to eat all things, while another, who is weak, eats only vegetables.…
        Romans 14:1 ( Link )
    • Accept One Another
      • We who are strong ought to bear with the shortcomings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.…
        Romans 15:1 ( Link )
  2. Philippians
    • Interests
      • Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
        Philippians 2:4 ( Link )
  3. 1 Thessalonians
    • Unruly
      • And we urge you, brothers, to admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, and be patient with everyone.
        1 Thessalonians 5:14 ( Link)
  4. 1st Corinthians
    • Stumbling Block
      • Be careful, however, that your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak.
        1 Corinthians 8:9 ( Link )
  5. Acts
    • Kindness
      • The islanders showed us extraordinary kindness. They kindled a fire and welcomed all of us because it was raining and cold.
        Acts 28:2 ( Link )

In Closing

In closing, to me, what we need is a religion that is not louder.

A me that is not louder.

A care that is more compassionate.

We need to place those in hospitals, nursing homes closer in prayer to their Heavenly father.

If we were to worry less how much we are seen doing in public; we can save our hearts, soul, and spirit.

As we take care of ourselves, we are likely better intercessors.

Stay off the highways and allow those who need it; have it to themselves.

Allow them the grace, room, and peace of mind they deserve and need.

 

Personal Testimony

Today is the second passing of someone close to me inside of a few days.

I am sorry I do not hold to it that this illness is not deep.  I do not hold to it that people laid off from work, people shut-in are not traumatized and worried.

I do not hold to the persuasion that domestic partner abuses and incidents are not higher at times like this.

I do hold on to it that people are worried and just want to be left alone and not argued out of their stress and worries.

Allow first responders, emergency technicians, fire workers, doctors, physician assistants, nurses, respiratory therapists the space to do their work; they have ample training and experience doing good work under stress.

I do not think the Church should have the last word; let those caring for their death and those doing everything humanly possible for their unwell, share those last few words.

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