I hate for people to have to visit my blog and see all that negative stuff about dentistry, although I will leave you with a link that has to do with that subject, and then I'll say no more about it. I found this item, which tells me I did well to get out of that place.
I have a confession to make; I have been depressed lately, and I think it's getting worse instead of better. I have a feeling both politics and the pandemic are contributing to this terrible cloud of gloom and doom that hangs over my head. I've learned a lot about myself during the past couple of years, and a lot about people in general, too; and very little about myself or others seems good.
It bothers me that two political parties can't come together and compromise. It bothers me when an individual can't accept that some of their beliefs might be wrong... as though everything about their philosophy is perfect because they are the only ones who know the right way. That causes me to be all the more confused about my stance on things, so that I have no place to turn except God. My daily Bible reading took me to Romans, a letter the apostle Paul wrote to the Church in Rome. Chapter 14, to be specific. Here are some of the things I read in the New Living Translation:
"Accept other believers who are weak in the faith, and don't argue with them about what they think is right and wrong." "God has accepted them. Who are you to condemn someone else's servants?" "So why do you condemn another believer?" "The kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life full of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit."
And yet, we have all these denominations, many of them insisting they are the only ones with the truth. Heaven forbid they compromise in any way. It's all about their precious rights, I guess.
Maybe that's one of the reasons why Church attendance keeps dropping.
No wonder I'm depressed. Sorry about the preaching, but that's what is on my mind.
And now, THIS BAD NEWS ABOUT COVID.