Saturday, May 17, 2008

Passing time

Yeah, another, "this-is-what-I-did" post. I took my car in for some servicing in advance of my road trip in June. While I was there, the really nice television on the wall was tuned to CNN. Yeah, that made me a little queasy. What I couldn't get over was the coverage that Ted Kennedy's seizures were getting. While I don't wish him ill (even though he has gotten away with murder and other poor behavior), I was left shaking my head more so by the questions the reporter asked a pundit-type doctor. One question was kind of like, "What should a person do if an elderly loved one has a seizure?" Umm....hmmmm.....let me see, here. Oh, wait; I've got it! Call an ambulance? Can I pick up my Nobel Prize, now? Do I get a membership to MENSA?

Ugh. So, while that was just driving me ape-crap, I decided to calm myself by reading the Bible I keep in my purse. It is small and looks like a wallet. I decided to read the book of Philippians. It is four chapters long, and after each chapter I'd stop and watch the television for a few minutes. In it I read some things I haven't thought about in a while. But to not repeat myself, I'm putting some of those thoughts into my Sunday Song post, so you'll have to read that to understand what I learned.

When I sat there with my Bible it occurred to me that I couldn't do that in a lot of places around the world. Well, I could, but I'd be thrown in jail, beaten, or killed.

I'm grateful that I am blessed to live in a country where I am free to worship God.

I did notice something else for future trips to the car dealership: FREE WIFI! Now, that's just too cool!

7 comments:

Paul said...

Amen !

Old NFO said...

Good use of the time :-) Now you know why most military hate CNN, in addition to the constant looping, the reporters are pick one:
Vapid
stupid
uncaring
have absolutely no knowledge of what questions to ask

sigh...

RT said...

Paul
Thanks.

NFO
It was just stupid.

I was glad I remembered I had my Bible in my purse. It definitely put me in a better place.

USA_Admiral said...

Time well spent. Really, who watches CNN.

Very true about freedom.

Being a Christian is hard, but it is a lot harder most everywhere else.

RT said...

Yup.

Mrs Grim said...

Apparently Kennedy has a malignant brain tumor, they just announced.

No jokes from me - it's bad karma.

We all take our freedom for granted to an extent, I think, because we cannot imagine a life otherwise, or just haven't been exposed to other places where freedom does not exist. We need occasional reminders that we are so lucky.

RT said...

Yep...no jokes about anyone being ill. I'm sure his family is going through a very tough time right now. It is almost surreal, though.