Frustrations are invitations to clarity…
revealing how I wish to move through the world,
the standards I want to hold myself accountable to.
~Fia Skye’s newsletter on August 28, 2021
Here’s the post I saw:
“Please send prayers and healing wishes for us–we have Covid and are in the hospital.”
Looking at their social media feed, I see many photos of this happy family.
What I do not see is any mention of vaccination. Or masks. Or taking care.
I do not see anti-vax messaging but I see no evidence that this family has taken care to do just the basics to stay healthy.
And yet, the plea for prayers goes out.
My immediate thought was that they wouldn’t need those prayers and healing wishes if they’d taken basic preventive measures. Protected themselves and yes, others, too.
And then I thought, is that too harsh?
It isn’t that I begrudged them the prayers. I couldn’t help thinking why should we pray for you when you can’t even do the basics?
See what I mean about falling short of my aspirations for myself? Or is it they who are falling short?
I’d like to just accept the situation, pray and move on. But I couldn’t help the thought and then it became more than a thought. It became this post.
Here’s the rest of what Fia Skye wrote that day:
The thing I’ve wished for most in my life is wisdom…
and when you put that out into the universe,
you’ve got to expect there are going to be
a lot of challenges that grow you…
Apparently, this is one of those challenges.
What are your thoughts about this situation?