So, it may look like we will be having a new president for the next 4 years. I know that Trump will do everything in his powers to get the results he wants, and I don’t blame him for that, he should do whatever in his powers to fight for what he believes is true. I would do the same, I can’t blame him for that. All of us would do the same, regardless of being a democrat or republican, ALL of us would do what we can to find a way for self-preservation, truth, and justice.
But to be honest, this writing isn’t about who will win or who will lose. It is about how people are feeling right now. 4 years ago this feeling was flipped. Literally 50% of the people were happy and the other 50% were furious. And the same people who were unhappy are now that 50% who are happy and vise versa. For you people who find themselves happy, be gracious, please. Understand the “others” who find themselves upset, worried, and stressed. Remember you felt the same way 4 years ago. I know it is easy to gloat about your “victory” and I am sure 4 years ago, your “opponents” may have not had as much sympathy. But this is not about revenge, it is about doing our best to come together as Americans. This should be a time of healing, not criticizing. So, whoever you are in the political spectrum and wherever you find yourself on the happiness scale, just find ways to live your life with humbleness and happiness.
To be honest, I realize now, it does not matter who is president in the USA because we still have a ton of issues we need to fix in the USA. The president is just one person. One person can’t flip the problems we are facing currently; it takes all of us. Covid-19 is still messing up our lives and society. We need to come together to get rid of this wretched disease. I want to go and see my parents in Georgia without them worrying about whether my coming is going to get them sick. I want to hang out with my friends comfortably without thinking about whether this is “safe.” I want to come to church and do activities without any rules or regulations. I want to sing again… I miss that… a lot… We need to come together and be more responsible. It is an embarrassment how we can’t stop this spread. I hate blaming people, blaming the media, blaming the president. This is about us working together to end the threat. We need a vaccine, we need people to be more aware of their health and social contact awareness. I want my kids to go to school normally. Not this BS virtual thing. I want things to go back to normal, and in order for that to happen… it takes all of us, do the right thing.
We have issues of police feeling victimized and now their uniform is suddenly a target. Police are being targeted for doing their jobs. As well as we have Black people being victimized by police and racism is still looming in and out of the shadows. All this needs to change. It takes all of us, to listen to each other, be more sympathetic, and be more kind, regardless of what we oppose… just be kind to each other. We have issues (before the COVID-19) with mass shooting, and it will continue to be a problem if we don’t find a solution to this issue. The issue is that our society is broken and people just forget what it means to be sympathetic and kind.
One president can’t change these issues, but all Americans can change these, if we just practiced kindness, practice random acts of kindness. Be kind not because anyone deserves it, but because it's the right thing to do. As Christians, we believe that Jesus saved us from sin and death, not because we deserved any of it, but we are saved because of God's love. Kindness, is given, not because anyone deserves it, but because we love other people, because God first loved us.
Just remember nobody deserves to be felt less than, nobody needs to feel targeted, nobody needs to feel afraid, nobody needs to feel unheard, nobody needs to feel less than a human. I hate feeling those ways that I mentioned. Everyone has experienced what that feels like. Hate that feeling, not the persons. Be a person that is all about healing, not hate. Be a person that is about health, not death. Be a person that is about unity, not division. Be a better person, not for yourself, but for others.
Hey this is Rev. Brian Choi's random thought throughout my week. Most of this stuff, will probably be about family, church, fishing, music, movies, food, whatever I think of, hopefully it will have some sort of theological reflection (maybe).