Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Can't we just get along??

I posted this picture on my facebook page a few days ago with the question what is special about this picture. I am intrigued with this picture.

These two boys played together for several days and got along just fine. They are related, but very distantly - 4th cousins. What amazes me they really can't even talk to each other. The boy in the hat, Sam, is from Sweden. Coleman is from the USA. It may be sometime before they get to see each other again.

In the picture they are watching a DVD together and as you can see they are sharing. In fact I think the DVD is probably a Disney story - in Swedish!! Amazing!!

I am angry today. Our own country can not even agree on issues. We make life so complicated. All of our branches of government are in almost total chaos and functioning minimally. We are self-centered and acting very ignorantly. We think that our national debt crisis can be solved by printing more money rather than reducing our debt - that is foolish.

We need to change - the two boys above had major differences - yet got along great. Why can't we?


CrossView said...

Yes, wouldn't it be lovely??!!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - I am a little pessimistic to say the least - but yes, lovely is a good word.

Ruth said...

We don't get along because refuse to accept God's call to become like children... we'd rather remain puffed up with pride.

May God help us all.

Blessings to you, Papa.

Devoted said...

You said it best when you said we (Americans) are self-centered and those at the helm of our country are the very worst. We must be vigilant in our prayers...yes, may God help us all!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Ruth - we need to do that - get along.Praying that God DOES help us!!

Theresa - those who lead are country are doing the worst! That is pathetic !!

Peter Olson said...

Years ago my daughter asked me, "Why isn't the United States of America mentioned in the Bible?" I told her that I wasn't sure but I thought that it was because the USA will not be around in the end times.
We are certainly on the path of self-destruction.

But there is hope: "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Peter - what is almost funny about this - is that the solution is so simple!!

Ed said...

Papa, I share your angry at our inability as adults to work together as well as young children can.

Children see a playmate, or in the case of an older sister one more young boy to terrorize :) .

We adults only see someone who talks, or looks, different or has social customs that are not like from ours. Then the barriers go up.

I have no magic answer, but only hope that over time the people of the world will interact more with each other, on a personal basis, perhaps through trade, or social networking on the Internet, and the barriers will eventually go down.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Very well said Ed, very well said. We just need to somehow do it!

Deborah said...

Thee sad thing is, is when people try to justify their behavior with God's Word... I REALLY like what Ruth said here... AMEN!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Deb - You see a lot of ungodly behavior justified by God's word - I don't like that either.