Tipperary, Ireland (June 2016)
When you visit another country, you see things differently. I mean that term literally.
My newly opened eyes saw how much poverty was there. I mean, if a former betting office is closed, what chance do the rest of the businesses have? In my estimation, two out of every three shops were closed, or so it seemed, in the heartland of the Irish.
It brought me back to the day I returned to Barrie, Ontario after an absence of 30 years. The city had grown so much in those intervening years, the population had quadrupled. And there were shopping plazas and malls everywhere, mostly where there’d been only fields before. My immediate thought was, “How can so many stores survive?”
Well, now the chickens have come home to roost.
COVID-19 has shut down everything non-essential and most of the mom-and-pop shops are going to be soon out of business. But I’m not surprised.
Bringing Us to Our Knees
If (and I say ‘if’ because no one really wants to believe it) the pandemic was somehow purposely released on an unsuspecting humanity as the new ‘common enemy’ (a “false flag” event) then the ultimate reason was to shut down the economy in every country in the world. And after only a month or so, look how desperate things are becoming.
The governments want to be seen to be doing everything in their power to mitigate the disaster that has befallen us, so stimulus money has been ‘magicked’ out of nowhere (borrowed from the IMF, probably) to prop up the suddenly unemployed and their employers. Only one problem: there aren’t enough people working at the big banks to accommodate everyone’s loan needs at once. Oops.
New World Order
The NWO is probably wanting to act NOW. They can point to governmental failings all over the world. “Quick, we can save you!” It’s the oldest trick: create a situation; scare everyone to death; and then solve the problem. We fall for it every time.
Now that we’ve been in financial and social lockdown for a month, people are becoming restless. We’re not used to so much leisure time. Add to that fact the need to shelter where we are, we are also feeling ‘cabin fever’ of being cooped up.
Now some people are wanting to get back to work. In their opinion, the pandemic response was overblown. And they can’t afford to be broke anymore. They would rather have a lot more ‘undesirables’ die than to starve themselves.
“When will they ever learn?”
We are being treated like sheep, but there is only one Good Shepherd.
Jesus said “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and to God the things that are God’s.” (Matthew 22:21)
(And remember that Matthew’s former job was a tax collector for the Romans.)
So, the question remains: what are the things of God?
Answer: WE ARE (a long, long way from home)!