Friday, December 19, 2014
Free My Mind Friday Before Christmas
He shut the hell up about it.
This week has been a strange one. The fact that we're actually seeing discussions about fracking near Lake Hefner - a major water source for the citizens of Oklahoma City, blows my mind. I know that Oklahoma is all about the oil and gas industry and we're willing to drop trousers and bend over for any one of those energy companies, but seriously? To me, it shows the absolute arrogance of the industry and the lack of spinal fortitude our elected officials have where they are concerned. It proves that in the state of Oklahoma, every single elected official is bought and paid for by someone. This is emblematic of the week, in my opinion.
Yes, Christmas is right around the corner and I confess, it's been a long time since I've had a holiday season that hasn't made me want to do bad things to people. This year, however, it's been much nicer, much more palatable. There is hope, there is joy and perhaps the meaning of the season itself is being made manifest in my life. The concept of grace, mercy, the deliverance from the darkness of the human pathos - that's what Christmas is about. Through the birth and sacrifice of One, the whole may be saved.
That's just my opinion, and I could be wrong. But I seriously doubt it.