Why are we surprised when wounds left untreated and unattended become sores that ooze pus and blood? What we are seeing in our society is the result of accepting as normal things which are not. The result of calling good evil, and evil good. We have men, women and children who carry their hurts and pains forward to the next generation. Instead of a society growing in love we become a society that grows more in hatred, unforgiveness, resentment, envying, violence.
We are in our abomination and do not know it. In Ezekiel 16, God tells the prophet, show Jerusalem her detestable practices. I asked “how come they do not know their practices are detestable?” Then it dawned on me, in a society where a child is raised to see wrong as normal – stealing electricity is a good example – they grow up not knowing how wrong it is, even to the point of believing that authorities are oppressing them, when they are being corrected.
A vessel cannot pour out what it has not received. How can we as a society pour out love when there are entire generations, where sons are brutalized and tortured by mothers, just because “Yuh look like yuh puppa”? How can children know to love unless we pour out love into them. By love I mean both the NURTURE and ADMONITION. How can they know what is right if they have no boundaries?
Our society has become hateful. It began as the wounds of offense and resentment. Never cauterized and treated it has developed into the sore, oozing pus and gore. It’s like a runny nose that we keep licking hoping that it will stop. No one is offering a tissue and medicine. Instead, we would rather post a video on Facebook and say “wow – nasty!!” Occasionally we will check to see how many likes we get.
If hurting people are the ones who are hurting people, when does the orbit of evil stop? If hurting people are the ones that are hurting people, and men are hurting women, who is it that are hurting the men of our society?
To be continued in The Bondage of Evil Orbits on October 10, 2017
Sylvia M Dallas
Poet, Author, Photographer and Teacher of the Word and CEO and Director of Creator Services at The Publisher's Notebook Limited based in Jamaica. She is married to Rohan Dallas, is a proud grandmother, loves coffee (Jamaican, of course), loves great tasting and healthy food, love to cook and is an unabashed follower of Jesus Christ. Her books AND THE PRISONERS HEARD THEM, THE RIGHT KIND OF INTIMACY and THE BED DEFILED are available on Amazon.