Today, I’m throwing a flag on some folks. It’s a BS flag.
Interpret that however you like. But I can tell you, it doesn’t stand for “Bible Study”, “Baloney Sandwiches” or “Barbra Streisand”. Though I do enjoy me some Barbra.
Some folks think they’re activists, really affecting change. But in truth, they’re all talk. When you look at what they’re actually doing that’s helping anyone, it’s all a smoke screen. And I’m tired of it.
Funny thing is, it seems God has been tired of it for a while….
Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. – James 2:15
I’m starting to think some of us are turning into spiritual Zombies. You know, we look like we’re human, but we’ve lost all real feeling for others. We respond to people’s needs, but only in symbolic ways that make us feel good, but don’t really help.
You know, like a Zombie taking a bit ole bite out of someone. I guess they really love people…especially if you cook them juuuuuuuuust right.
So I’ve devised a short diagnostic exercise to help you determine if you have “turned” yet, or it you still in fact are human. Please work through it below, I promise it won’t take long.
You might just not be human if…
Your causes and concerns are more for the planet than people
You think you’re actually doing something helpful by making political posts
You find your friend’s pets adorable but their human children bothersome
You talk about helping people, but think voting is your only responsibility toward them
You’re more upset by the killing of an animal in the wild than a baby in a womb
You’ll walk miles to protest trendy issues, but have yet to walk across the street to actually help anyone
If you can do all these things and not feel like a hypocrite, you may have just lost your humanity and you don’t even know it.
Welcome to the Walking Dead.
Yeah, I know you “really care”. But you care about things that are of lesser importance. You make a big deal about the environment, but forget that people are why the environment is important. You make a big deal when an animal is hurt, but should respond with greater outrage when people are hurt.
Much of your selective outrage goes strictly along with a political idealogy. And like a walker, you keep just prodding along in locked step in a herd of zombies toward what you’re told you should be passionate about.
But when it comes to teaching a child, helping a homeless man find housing, helping a single mom find a job…nothing. You do nothing.
You talk big, but you’re full of baloney. Or something else.
But unlike real Zombies (“real Zombies”?), there’s still a chance for you to change back – time to live a life that actually matters to people.
Because in the end, people are what matters…and to Zombies, everything tastes like chicken anyway.