You Are Being Tempered for Tougher Battles
I want you to look at every bit of adversity around you and say something to yourself. I want you to say that this is a time intended to make you stronger. This is a time intended to toughen you. This is a time intended to grow and learn and to hone your weapons and skills, to temper your blades, to train yourself as a truly formidable warrior. This is a time happening for you. Life is happening for you. This moment, “the present,” is a gift for you.
Listen to me. I do not care what all these know-it-alls say. This is not the last stand. This is not the last opportunity. But if we do not win at this juncture, things are sure to get so much worse.
We need to beat back these mandates. We need to set these tyrants in order. We need to be on our knees asking the Almighty for wisdom and understanding. We need to be fighting the most meaningful fights around us, every single day, likely fights that are very local to us and very small in number, fights that may be so local and personal that they seem to affect no one but us. Once you win a few of those fights, you often start to see how much impact the thing you called “little” or “selfish” really had as it rippled out, far beyond anything you might ever have imagined possible. Those most important ripples, though, are in your own life when you fight such battles.
Flu season is upon us. Every year, respiratory viruses are more prevalent and many more die of respiratory virus related illnesses at this time of year. This year, like last year, they won’t call it flu. They will call it something more scary. Just like every year, people will die.
Anyone with a memory remembers knowing people who have had the flu and died. This is common of terminal cancer patients, late stage organ failure patients, and a host of other seriously ill.
Everyone with a memory remembers knowing people who has had pneumonia and died. This is common of people who have broken their hips or other bones and are laid up, people who spend lots of time in bed, people who have been frail, or people who are on in years.
Everyone with a memory remembers having had a cold that totally floored them, maybe for a week or two or even three. This has happened even to the healthiest among us. It has happened to everyone we know.
If you have a memory, then the biological consequences of what has been taking place since the Ides of March 2020 are nothing new. They are the same or at least relatively the same.
Is it a bioweapon from Wuhan? I don’t know. Do illegal immigrants carry it with them? I don’t know. I personally do not believe too much of what I do not see with my own eyes at this point, and those two narratives require me to believe the two biggest liars on earth — the US Government and the Chinese Communist Party. Those narratives also do not change my priority of living daily life more freely and helping other lions do the same. They may be nice to have answered, but they are largely distractions in my own life.
What I know, is that every year people get sick and die. It is usually about 1% of
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