23 March 2020

Slow Down ~ Closing Thoughts

Greetings Dear Reader,

In this time where some things pass to fast as we try to move more slowly, it seems that we all need more hope.  The combination of fear and lack of preparation has many of us grasping for what we think will make us feel secure.  When we think and act out of fear, we almost always choose poorly.

The toilet paper crisis is seemingly a fear response causing a bandwagon mentality.  If we slowed to ponder the idea, we would not be buying toilet paper in bulk.   We would see how foolish it is.  The same is true concerning the hoarding of anything as a response based on fear.  We must slow down and consider everyone, not just our own needs and fears.

We are not supposed to be ruled by fear but it seems our society has been training to be dominated by it for years.  We have marketed products based on fear.  We use fear to inform us of our needs.  Fear is the tool used to direct our politics and social environments.  We teach each other to buy, elect, and live based on fear.

If we slowed down and looked at reality, we would not have a worry as to what to do.  We would not fear not being in step with the culture so we would not spend money frivolously.  We would not tolerate fear-mongering as a way to run our government at any level.  It would not be fear that sowed the seeds of social division among us.

We are not supposed to be guided by fear, Dear Reader.  Slow down, pray, take a beat, and look around you.  The world will only right itself if we slow down and reject fear.  The answer to any crisis is to love our neighbors and take care of each other.  The only way out is through.  The millions of us, standing together can overcome anything.  We have to learn to be better to each other.

I will do my part.  I will be here and will continue to post.  I have not hoarded anything.  I do not desire to treat anyone with disrespect or disregard.  I cannot do much but I will keep my faith and keep my head.  I will move slowly and tell you what I see.  Perhaps we can learn a better way to treat each other through all of this. 

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a homeowner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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