Old Days

Do you agree that prejudice can sometimes be subtle, or sneaky ?

Here in rural NL, folks display ageist attitudes when they talk about the weather !

On days that are less than perfect, one will hear comments like:

‘It’s a miserable old day’, or, ‘It’s a nasty old day’, or ‘It’s a foggy old day’. (you get the idea)

All less than perfect days are called ‘old’.

However, we also have many beautiful days, but the age of these days is not mentioned. They are just ‘nice days’.

Yesterday was one of those nice days. The ocean was as calm as a pond, and the evening sky was dramatic.

May we ask God for the grace to be able to identify, and speak up against every form of bias or discrimination.

We are all in agreement that prejudice, in any form, is unacceptable to God.

Psalm 118:24 – This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

35 thoughts on “Old Days

  1. You are so right about what folk are saying flippantly. These sort of phrases are biased, some are subtle and some are just blatant. As children of God we are called to be wise and discerning, letting our light shine before others as an example. God bless you sister.

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  2. 😊🐎 Hi Sally! I bet you know what I think about this query of yours! Before I say anything else I have to compliment you on this fantastic and absolutely gorgeous sun on the horizon of the ocean! I sit and gaze for a while taking it in so I can only imagine what it was like for you to be there at your leisure absorbing the grand beauty!
    Yes prejudice abounds and it is rather sneaky sometimes how it’s inserted in to a sting of words that over all seem benign but therein containing a sharp barb or dig. I think human nature unfortunately being so flowed and imperfect oscillates between being accepting of life and people and rejecting this human condition as not good enough or not to one’s particular liking. I was on a hike with my dog just a little while ago and ran into a friend doing the same and I had to bring up how it seems so messed up that people will take sides or rush to judge another to support their cause or perspective while in the process demolish someone else’s or even their having a nice day. I said I wondered if it’s even worth bothering giving my honest thoughts or opinions online because it many times leads to conflict and I’m only saying what I honestly see and believe. I also said people often just watch someone online bash another while being suddenly speechless but watching the assault, standing by perhaps taking pleasure in watching the conflict; as one vulgarity after another is tossed at someone who said nothing to warrant such animosity and even hate filled vitriol. My friend said they all do it, it’s the way people are these days and very much so online as he experiences it often with his photography business online with all the social network that goes with it; he said they put spin on anything they wish in order to get what they want out of the conversation to suit their side or platform! I said you’re right and I think I’m too old school, which means I like to think most people wouldn’t be like that and I know I don’t go looking to spin things, I only speak direct and honest to anyone and it is hard to gauge being online what you’re really dealing with. I’ve been thinking since I got home, what is a person to do; just not bother, or take the good with the bad and figure there is blood sport mixed in with legitimate decent humanity online?
    Good you brought this up how and when you did just after my walk and talk with the good family man! πŸ€—πŸ˜Š

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    1. Hi Lawrence ! Glad that you enjoyed your hike with your doggie.
      Yes, I agree that many words seem benign, but they carry a sharp barb.

      Whenever we express our opinions online, there will be some people who disagree with us, that is to be expected.

      And, I agree, being online we never know who is reading our words, and how they will be impacted by them.

      Thanks for your comments about the horizon and the sky. Nature is always eager to show us beauty. The Lord helps us to appreciate his creation. πŸ•πŸ€—

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      1. πŸ•πŸ€— Thank you and very helpful thoughts Sally! Oh yea I’ve dealt with tough words but even tougher direct action by some bad guys that cost me plenty so stick and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me! I roll with it typically, disagreement is nothing, happens constantly but when a person insinuates or actually labels me something very dark and ugly for no reason other than said person isn’t in front of my face doing it I still want to let such a troll know they better shut up if they know what’s good for em, or in reality only defend myself and correct that person; but turns out to be a waste of time to try usually! That said Sally; I have to say the underlying issue is that there are some very childish, rotten or stupid persons out in the cyber world and that is just a fact of life in the fast lane! 😊🐎

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      2. Hi and good morning Sally! πŸ•πŸ€— You know me I’m sure well enough to know that I don’t let matters rest until I have examined them as closely as I possibly can. Perhaps I should have been a detective, but overnight I did have a tad more insight regarding your point about how people speak about the weather!
        Here is what I came up with and I hope is is helpful to someone, that is the only reason I bother expressing these carefully thought out or arrived at conclusions.

        Prejudice and hypocrisy or what I see as two-facedness and backstabbing is alive and well; selfish pride and lack of humility reign supreme. And, when we really are honest about all of it, this is a genuine sign of stupidity in people to live this way. In other words what I say here goes right back to what Jesus said over two thousand years ago and shows that people really haven’t changed their inner core one Iota.

        β€œDo not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, β€˜Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”
        Matthew 7:1-5 (Also Luke 6:41-42)

        The command β€œdo not judge” is followed by a warning β€œor you will be judged”.

        Jesus was teaching back then how people are so flawed and judgmental of others but not themselves. But, I’m saying today people are worse, as they behave like backstabbers this way on steroids making them exponentially worse than when times were simpler. Look at how much cyber bullying and horrid things children or adults do to each other online in such sneaky and nefarious ways; sometimes even setting traps to attack someone and put that person down! This is a tool, this internet, but, it has often times become an easy access weapon or instrument of sin and destructive consequence leashed upon others.
        Peace. 😊🐎

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      3. Hi Lawrence ! You definitely have the analytical and observational skills required of a good detective .😁
        Human nature is indeed frail, and flawed, and God knows this. That is why he sent his son, our Redeemer, and through acceptance of him, we become new creations, capable of great good.
        Let us continue to point others to the Lord, for only the indwelling Holy Spirit can change hearts.πŸ•πŸŒ·πŸ€—

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      4. God loves you greatly beyond comprehension as I see it, Sally… Perfect what you said here; I’m humbled by your sheer kindness and goodness! πŸ€— Herein was the example that occurred when I was attacked and set-up; people now conspire like in the days of the Salem Witch Hunts and demonstrated beautifully in the literary masterpiece The Crucible by Arthur Miller or the equally great work The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne! But, now the amplification of all sorts of conspiracies and traps can be laid strategically like super advanced weapons of destruction with military might and mathematical precision! As I found out in this recent attack many people come-on friendly or harmless, but are not and instead they are touched with evil! I leave this link to an article I wrote months ago with that appropriate title which dovetails very well here I believe.
        Thank you again for this sharp and incisive wisdom you bring to such important matters! πŸ•πŸŒ·πŸ€—
        Brother in Christ,
        Lawrence
        https://lawrencemorra.com/2019/12/07/a-touch-of-evil-that-will-not-dishearten-gods-elect/

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  3. This is a relevant post in these times where racial tension is at its heights. I agree with you that sometimes we say things unconciously without realizing the implication while others are deliberate. We should let our words liberate our minds. Thank you, Sally.

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  4. Hi Sally, I must not be receiving your posts by email. I will take care of that this morning πŸ™‚ I appreciate this post so much. Yes we need to be speak up for those oppressed but do so with His direction. My heart is troubled by people whom I know are children of God ranting, etc . Oh Lord, how we need You more every day. Love in Christ, Julie

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