Sunday, July 13, 2008

caregiving: sermon from the lost book of whining bitter people

Sunday Sermon from the Lost Book of Whining Bitter People.


When you look upon the Mountain of Problems, where do you see yourself?


For those at the top the weight of a problem may roll down the mountain.


Half way down the mountain, that stone is now a rock slide. That problem HAS your attention.


Below it roars into an avalanche of woes.


Yes, rising fuel prices are affecting everyone. For most the pain is at the pump, however the avalanche of rising fuel prices is shredding the safety nets of society.


Buried in the avalanche of woes is that rising fuel prices equal declining services for the most dependent.


Accessible vans used to transport dependent and/or senior citizens are facing municipal cutbacks, even potential elimination.


Available hours for designated “cooling centers” for summer are shrinking, “warming centers” for winter may be only memories.


(… and thank You, sister Julie in Iowa of AOL Journals Julie Loses it, My Weight Loss Journey: “Another thing, meals on wheels, they can't get people to do it now because of the cost.  They are thinking of doing microwave meals once a week. “)


Or … perhaps we are simply a whining, bitter people.


Brothers and Sisters I ask you to resist the cursing and using of the Lord’s name in vain when you next fill your tank. Instead say a prayer for OUR society’s safety nets … that they may hold.


Caregivingly Yours, J Patrick Leer 





(also available in Blogger edition, Caregiver Blog: "Caregivingly Yours")


  1. ((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))))))I aggree with you.Have a nice week ahead.

  2. very wise words spoken Patrick!! I never thought of what fuel prices would do to services like you mentioned; that is something to really ponder on


  3. Preach it, Brother! <grin>


  4.  Another thing, meals on wheels, they can't get people to do it now because of the cost.  They are thinking of doing microwave meals once a week.  Slowly all things will be affected.  Good sermon.


  5. Actually, I find the people who need the most, whine the least.  The people who need food NOW at the food pantry(at which I volunteer) are worried they are taking too much or that they came too soon "again."  The guy with 2 jobs who rides his bike to work is happy to have the bike.  I see much more whining from a person who has what is needed & wants what is not.


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