fear http://theresonant.org/ en Everything's Been Cancelled http://theresonant.org/post/2020-03-12/everythings-been-cancelled <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Everything&#039;s Been Cancelled</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/89" lang="" about="/user/89" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Michael Schutz</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 03/12/2020 - 21:58</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>After the NBA suspended its season last night, the writing was on the wall that other sports and other organizations would follow suit. And they did. I just wrote a big long post offering some hope, and it too was cancelled.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_325x325/public/40Days___Day14_0.jpg?itok=VXnGMRAr 325w, /sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/40Days___Day14_0.jpg?itok=QwjkBlE4 650w, /sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/40Days___Day14_0.jpg?itok=nFDKrkv0 1300w, /sites/default/files/styles/max_2600x2600/public/40Days___Day14_0.jpg?itok=jvxQpYF- 1920w" sizes="(min-width: 1290px) 1290px, 100vw" src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_325x325/public/40Days___Day14_0.jpg?itok=VXnGMRAr" alt="40 Days of Resonance: Day 14" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In this space about 5 minutes ago was a big long post offering some hope amid the gripping fear that's been so amplified in the last 24 hours. When I hit save, something went wrong and I lost the whole thing. So even this post has been cancelled. How ironic. I may or may not be able re-capture that lightning in a bottle, so I'll just leave you with what was probably the most important part of that post anyway: the Word of God. Amid all the fear and legitimate concern in our world right now, the one thing that has not been cancelled is the promise of God. It's not too good to be true; it's actually true: there's something much better than this broken world ahead. We're just not there yet.</p> <blockquote> <p>Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. - 1 Peter 1:3-9</p> </blockquote> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <span class="field__label">Tags</span> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/161" hreflang="en">fear</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/170" hreflang="en">promise</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/171" hreflang="en">hope</a></li> </ul> </div><div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/29" hreflang="en">Culture</a></li> </ul> </div><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=112&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="DJ7KyjdifaQWkAP_Ctf1FfiID8mJD1d7r-QItNktCRg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Fri, 13 Mar 2020 04:58:29 +0000 Michael Schutz 112 at http://theresonant.org The Line Between... http://theresonant.org/post/2020-03-09/the-line-between <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Line Between...</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/89" lang="" about="/user/89" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Michael Schutz</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 03/09/2020 - 23:27</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>We're always trying to draw lines between things. Where's the line between prudence and fear? The answer may surprise you. Or it may not.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_325x325/public/40Days___Day11.jpg?itok=OM8OdhBv 325w, /sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/40Days___Day11.jpg?itok=cBZfKXs3 650w, /sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/40Days___Day11.jpg?itok=VV5OcozL 1300w, /sites/default/files/styles/max_2600x2600/public/40Days___Day11.jpg?itok=f1XZPvIp 1920w" sizes="(min-width: 1290px) 1290px, 100vw" src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_325x325/public/40Days___Day11.jpg?itok=OM8OdhBv" alt="40 Days of Resonance: Day 11" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Where’s the line between prudence and fear?</p> <p>Given the hysterics that are happening over this past week, I’d say&nbsp;the line is between one and more than one packages of toilet paper.</p> <p>People who are stockpiling 90+ rolls are doing so not because there’s a possibility that if you have coronavirus, you'll have to be quarantined for about 14 days. The math simply doesn't add up. That's more than six rolls a day while quarantined. That's not reasonable.</p> <p>But people don't act rationally. People never have. You and I don't. I'm not sure why we're surprised when people act irrationally because of fear or herd mentality or whatever else preys upon our reason.</p> <p>Sure, we need to be prudent. But we don't need to give in to fear. Sometimes it's really hard to tell where the line is.</p> <p>Wherever that line may be, just leave some toilet paper for the rest of us.<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <span class="field__label">Tags</span> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/161" hreflang="en">fear</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/162" hreflang="en">prudence</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/163" hreflang="en">coronavirus</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/164" hreflang="en">reason</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/165" hreflang="en">irrationality</a></li> </ul> </div><div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/29" hreflang="en">Culture</a></li> </ul> </div><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=109&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="sSjkqxh7GTkyg29tXkaFAnNK7zYThBjULinxph65WyE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Tue, 10 Mar 2020 06:27:21 +0000 Michael Schutz 109 at http://theresonant.org