Bob Breszny says: “There are still places in China where plagues of locusts periodically descend in Biblical proportions. A few years ago, farmers in the region of Xinjiang fought back, gathering an army of 10,000 chickens in anticipation of the invading hordes. The bird soldiers were trained for two months, and when the showdown came, they acquitted themselves admirably. This vignette is an apt metaphor for a challenge you’ll face in 2007. While in general the year should bring an abundant amount of sweet luck and high adventures, there will be a locust visitation or two. I urge you to assemble your own personal equivalent of a chicken army. What might that mean, practically speaking? Here are some possibilities: (1) Be well-prepared for natural anomalies. (2) Ally yourself with the enemy of your adversary. (3) Get others to help you fight your battles. ”
Ah, but how to “fight” apathy? The one thing fighting will never do is get someone to love you. Being loving is the only way I know and truly loving doesn’t even care whether one gets the result or not. Another thing: who is one’s adversary? Usually one doesn’t even know that until it’s too late. What are natural anomalies? Why should others want to fight my battles for me? I get that we need to be prepared, but this kind of thinking could drive one a little crazy. How about taking reasonable precautions, building up treasure in heaven and building on the the true wealth in life: love and friendship?
Sounds like a plan to me…..
Well, so much for simple answers to complex questions. And thank God there aren’t any simple answers to complex people:)