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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


The Disconnect – 10 June 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

Looking through this month’s “Outlook” guide for PBS, I happened upon a photo promoting an upcoming TV program: a bent-over man sits in a wheelchair on the edge of a lake, fishing rod in hand while a boy stands proudly holding a line dangling a fish.

This program description is offered:

“This program delves into a typical year in the life of Jon Whitmer, a man who refuses to allow the day-to-day challenges of Muscular Dystrophy to slow him.”

Do you see the disconnect here? Why would someone suffering from a disease be proud of his desire to take the life of a living creature who never did him any harm? One would hope that an affliction would teach the sufferer to value all of God’s creation, and to expend his/her energy in promoting life rather than death.

And why does the public glorify and make a hero out of someone who doesn’t make the connection? It’s this type of publicity that reinforces the hardness of heart in this world.  

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