It’s Friday Eve, and I’m tired. Mostly, I’m feeling overwhelmed at all that’s going on in the world right now. I feel like there’s a lot of information floating out there that we’re just supposed to accept at face value with no questions asked. It seems like we’re viewed as bad people if we even have the audacity to ask the questions or to question the process at all.
So many on social media platforms present only their side of the story. They go so far as to say that their’s is the only side. There are no other sides. They get mad and cancel you if you dare to bring up the possibility of another point of view. They call you names and make you a bad person if you have a different perspective.
Essentially, it’s possible to believe that COVID-19 and the Delta variant are very real, to believe in the freedom of the individual to choose whether or not to wear masks and get vaccinated, and to believe that the pandemic is being used for political purposes and for public control. It’s not an either/or proposition. It’s a both/and kind of thing.
But by and large, we’ve lost the ability or the desire to engage in meaningful dialogue, especially with those with whom we disagree. We simply shut them up and shut them out. We delete them, we cancel them, and we surround ourselves with people who only think and speak like we do until most of us exist in an echo chamber where everything we hear and see is only a reaffirmation of what we already believed in the first place.
I’m tired. I don’t know who to believe at the end of the day when it comes to who’s telling the truth and how much of the truth they’re really telling me. It’s hard to keep up when the information changes from one day to the next.
But I cling to hope and I cling to God, because God is my hope. God is my truth. God is my life. And He will set things right one day. In the mean time, I think I need a nap.