As we have been traveling across the country we have had a lot of conversations with people who showed up for work. Everywhere we go we see “help wanted” signs. It isn’t just at your local fast food place. Almost every truck that went by us had an invitation to come work for them. There are plenty of jobs. What is lacking is the old fashioned Puritan Work Ethic.
We had a great waitress at a Cracker Barrel. She understood The Ethic. She was working as hard as she could but it took forever to get our food out of the kitchen. While people were rocking and gossiping on the porch, half the restaurant was empty. She said that people didn’t come in to work today. In the discussion she said they didn’t even bother to call, they just didn’t show up and they don’t get fired because the manager is so desperate for help. The most often repeated comment we hear in these kind of exchanges is “Why work when the government pays you not to?”
There are solutions but there is no backbone to make them work. Sooner or later people are going to have to suffer in order to get them moving again. Proverbs puts it this way,
(Pro 16:26 NAS77) A worker's appetite works for him, For his hunger urges him on.We as Americans are going to need to harden our sloppy hearts a bit or we will destroy everyone we touch. We need to do that for theological reasons. The church and Christians did not go woke this week. They have been woke for decades. It started with the desire to reform society using the rules and standards of the God-hating sociologists and psychologists. It was augmented by a desire to be accepted. The church stopped talking about sin because that made people uncomfortable. They draw a big Sharpie line through the doctrine of Original Sin because their big donors didn’t like it. Over the years they have abandoned the Bible as the measure of truth and in the process abandoned truth itself. As they “grew” they not only sent the people around them to hell but earned the title Ichabod from God Himself.
We will not recover from the assault of the Proregressives* if we do not tighten our belts, harden our hearts and engage our brains. Keep in mind that Socialist countries tend to starve and end up murdering anyone they don’t want to feed.
We need to get back to work, all of us.
*(Liberals, educators, the media, socialists, communists, crony capitalists, elites, Rinos, Democrats, leftists, Never Trumpers, Antifa, BLM, MSM, Deep State, etc. Synonym for swamp dwellers)
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