Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Compassion.... Where Has It Gone?

OK~ My mind is really, really spinning. One of our fellow North Iowa Bloggers has been seriously ill for a couple of weeks. This whole experience has been an eye opener for me. It's evident that people are very, very caught up in their day to day lives, as they do not find time to acknowledge an illness of someone be it through a card or visit.

It's true, life does get busy. But what really saddens me, is the fact that a Dr. says to a patient that they were too busy to visit them while they were in the hospital. Compassion seems to have went by the wayside. Sometimes a simple, "Checking in, how are you today?" is all that is needed. So would someone enlighten me as to why this is so difficult to do?

I know it can be uncomfortable when someone is ill. We don't know what to say, how we should say things and if we should keep our mouth shut. If that's the case, send a card, text message or something that shows you care.

I have said it time and time again.... the North Iowa Bloggers get along better than the ladies in the church kitchen. And man, has this experience shown me that. The North Iowa Bloggers and several members of the North Iowa Social Media Breakfast Club are the most compassionate group of people that I know. They are cheering our fellow blogger on through cards, flowers, text messages and occasional visits.

Which brings me to compassion. Where are her church people? Myself and another North Iowa Blogger have alerted the church that she has been ill for quite sometime. She did receive a visit from her Pastor, but I am pondering, where are all the people that make up the church? It's interesting how busy bloggers and members of the North Iowa Social Media Breakfast Club are finding time to visit. Something to ponder.

I am thrilled to have found such a compassionate group of people in North Iowa.



This whole ordeal has left me rethinking the church as a whole. This may also explain why so many people are leaving the church in droves. When basic compassion is lacking, where's a person to turn? After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?


4 comments:

  1. I totally agree! I can believe her church or pastor has not visited because it's happened to our family. I love our church and the people in it and our pastor but I do worry if it were me, would my church family visit me?

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  2. She has received a visit from her pastor, but he is too busy to revisit. *sigh* So... where have the people been? Perplexing, isn't it?

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  3. I will always say that church is not the building, but the people in it. It is sad that her church is not taking care of themselves, if they aren't visiting a member who is in need. I'm glad the North Iowa Bloggers can be her church and her family!

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    1. I agree....... I too believe the church is the people, not the building and not the pastor. It is very sad, very very sad.

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