Yesterday, I had a discussion with a good friend whose in the process of wanting to place her mother in a senior care facility. I refrain from calling it a "home", because its my belief, you cant make a place your home, when ones freedom is taken away.
My friend believes her Mother will be safer there. And when she said that, I immediately thought of what has happened to our Country, since 9/11. Let's face it, we never would have believed we would be safe, for all these years. Yet we were hit in our collective conscienceness with the fact, that we can be vulnerable, to being hit.
So slowly we have allowed, or looked the other way, in order for our feeling safe. We have allowed the TSA to do things to our children and our elderly, that would have put these folks in jail, in a less fear induced society. And although we claim to be a Country founded on religious principles...the right to pursue ones happiness or another term for that...FREEDOM TO BE! We have as of late, been choosing a less free, for a more safe, America.
I digress. As my friend gave me all the reasons why she wanted to put her mother in a safer environment, all I could do is feel, she was making a choice for her mom, that her mom didnt want. Her mother wanted to be Free to be, in her own environment, risky as it may seem to her daughter. And I wondered more, that the person who wanted safety was more my friend.
So what if it comes down to, those of us who trust in the will of God, and those who dont? Who would feel more safe? I know my Soul fears nothing. And that its only the body who fears its demise. Because I am aware of who Christ is within me, I have no fear. I trust that my day and my time, is already written in His book. With that , along with the belief I will live with Him forever, what should I fear?
The only thing that would bother me, is if my choice was taken from me, because of anothers fear. And that seems to be what has become the norm in America. For our own good, the right to smoke was our first collective security issue. Now it will be our health care cost, so that they can restrict what we want to eat. How we travel, has become freedomless! We even need a permit to sell lemonaide. All so we may feel safe.
I just makes me wonder, if all these folks who make our laws to keep us safe, will feel differently, when their children want to put them in a home, late in life, you know, too keep them safe? Wonder if they will perfer FREEDOM, over security then? Or will they be old enough then, to seek their security in something greater than themselves?