Why Do We Not Mourn?
When was the last time you mourned? I mean seriously cried over the present state and situation of another human being or people group. In our modern western society, the custom of mourning is foreign and many times misunderstood. Mourning makes us uncomfortable and down-right sad. We do not want to think of the dead nor the dying. It forces us to come face to face without our own mortality. So we become consumed with the notion and business of our own happiness. We neglect the holiness and happiness of others especially if it opposes or even infringes on our life.
Instead we spend billions of dollars on our amusement. We choose to be a-mused.
Yes: prefix – “a” – against + “mused” – thinking
We make a decision to STOP THINKING.
We are silent to the incest in our own homes. We are blind to the plight in our neighborhoods. We do not smell the stench of tribes and people groups plagued by hunger, contaminated by water, and disease. We tout a post-racial society. We cringe at countries who castrate men and women who go against the mores of the present regime. We ignore the blatant discrimination and racism that occurs across the globe. We purport sex as a trendy -wild – wielding – weapon that liberates the MASSES yet fail to acknowledge the abuse, the hurt, the pain, the death and demise caused by its misuse in society.
It accounts for one of the greatest atrocities known to humankind – modern day slavery.
Is there NOT a Cause?
Many are bound by whips, chains, and pimps— some motivated by fantasy while others are motivated by fear….We sit in silence and do not mourn. We do not act.
Why do we not mourn? When do we together put away our consumption of luxuries and conveniences? Use only what is needed. Acknowledge the travesty. Mourn for the hopeless, homeless, the hungry, and the hurt. When do we work to seek the production of food, shelter, clothes and the whole well-being of another/// to ensure they have food like us, homes like us, clothes like us and are well-rounded.
Why do we not mourn for Goodness sake…mourn for Gospel’s sake….mourn for God’s sake.
Innocence has been stolen from us and our children. Our homes have been ripped apart by pride, power, and perversion. Nations are plundered and lay in ruin. Yet we sit in silence and fear for our safety–hoping that these evils won’t rare its head. Sitting in wait, sitting in wonder, and hoping to not be exposed. Hoping we can suppress it if we ignore it. We do not mourn! We condone… We make mention for social-media’s sake but will be slow to act or worse yet—do not act.
We become Slacktivist.
According to The New Oxford Dictionary,
“A slacktivist performs actions via the Internet in support of a political or social cause but regarded as requiring little time or involvement, e.g., signing an online petition or joining a campaign group on asocial media website:”
I too am guilty. I do not mourn. These sins do not grieve me as they should. Why do I not mourn? Why do these things not break my heart like they break God’s heart? I pray that they do soon. I pray that they break your heart like they break God’s heart. I pray we grieve. I pray that we grieve to the point it moves us to righteous action.
I pray that it moves us in the way that it moved Jesus to the cross. I pray that it moves us to radical loving and radical living where we love our enemies with the same voracity that we love our neighbors. I pray that we learn how to love so we can learn how to grieve.
THERE IS A TIME AND SEASON TO MOURN & I THINK THAT IT IS NOW
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May we save lives for goodness sake…for gospel’s sake….for God’s sake.
Let us mourn as those with hope:
May our grief save many lives just as Christ saved ours!