Really?! This again?! Yup! It’s that time, once more that it becomes impossible to find toilet paper. I went out in search of the elusive toilet paper. Seriously man, who are these people that stock up on toilet paper that’s going to last for the next 100 years. Come on man… I’m like 2 dookies away from running out completely! My wife’s solution is use tissues for the time being that we will run out before we find anything.
Listen, I totally understand that people are worried about the COVID-19 cases on an INSANE rise in our area and the rest of PA and that it’s “wise” to “stock up.” But man… can we just be normal people? I mean can we just buy stuff, when we need it, not prepping for doomsday?! I wonder what are the sales like for bidets? Anyone use a bidet before? How does that work? Will I still need toilet paper if I buy a bidet? Hey session, will I the church pay for a bidet? I have no idea… never used them before… and to be honest… I really don’t want to. I want toilet paper.
So guess what I am going to do today… search for toilet paper. And among other items, like food. Not to stock up for my secret bomb shelter (I don’t have one, just trying to joke, while I’m stressed). But I really wish people would just lighten up when it comes to supplies. Just by the stuff you need, not to stock up. Remember there are people who need stuff too. There is no need to horde items man… Sharing is caring right? I mean, please just be normal!!!
However, I will say one thing. If I remember before, I think it’s a good sign that people are going psycho on hording because it means our numbers of COVID-19 positive cases are going to plummet. If I remember correctly, near the beginning of the pandemic, our numbers started to go down when we started to go manic on toilet paper, so that’s good right? I dunno, just trying to be hopeful.
Remember what God says about hording? Let’s look at Exodus 16. God tells Moses that God will rain down bread and meat from heaven. The instruction was that every Israelite take what they need for that day. Do not take more than they need or it will rot and be covered in maggots and smell awful.
So what’s the point? First of all, don’t effing horde. Take what you need, ONLY what you need. Because the next day God will give you what you need again. So my other point, other than stop hording is trust in God. Trust that God will take care of what you need. Trust that you will have enough, so be patient, be wise, be satisfied.
That being said, I’m not going to worry about finding toilet paper and items I will need, because God will help me through this stress. But, God, find toilet paper for me because, well God knows I will need it soon. Stay safe everyone. Stay healthy. Stay calm.
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).