Jeremy Lin out for the season? Are you kidding me? This is supposed to be the season of hope isn’t it? I mean it’s freakin’ Holy Week, the homestretch for the Lenten Season! No, wait…he plays for New York…never mind. Today marks Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and an introduction to just how fickle a crowd can be. The crowds cheering on Palm Sunday, jeer by the end of the week. It reminds me of the Republican Primary season. Remember Rick Perry’s campaign? Neither do I. Oh, and yeah, Ron Paul is still in the race. How come the “front-runners-du-jour” don’t look or even sound very presidential? Pick me, pick me! Where is their inspiration? The quote from today is from Isaiah and it talks about getting people to awake from their slumber and stand up and get going:
“The Lord GOD has given me
a well-trained tongue,
that I might know how to speak to the weary
a word that will rouse them.” (Isaiah 50)
I’m not sure if the tactic is working in a positive way for the Republican candidates. Women are certainly waking up and voicing their opinion about Rick Santorum’s 1620 C.E. approach to women’s health care. And Romney’s embrace of the Ryan budget is waking up seniors or almost-seniors. I was just thinking, what idea is Romney actually for this week? No, the weary are us and their message of inspiration is missing from the noise out there. Hyperbole reins supreme. “More jobs lost since Obama took office than in any time in the history of the entire world since it’s creation, 7,645 years ago…” I hear. Never mind about the facts that there’s been an increase in the last two years. But you already knew that being well informed people who are actually paying attention.
So what will “rouse the weary?” Probably a dose of truth-telling and connectivity with people would do the trick. As we settle into this last week of Lent looking forward through the jeering crowd of Good Friday to an Easter full of promise, don’t listen to the nay-sayers who, full of lies, try and coddle favor with the uninformed. No, get informed. The information is out there and it’s not very hard to find. The truth will rise to the surface as it always does. (Remember ‘death panels’)
and so it goes….