Whining Troublemakers

“We all have private ails. The troublemakers are they who need public cures for their private ails.”

Been rereading some Eric Hoffer who was a philosopher, made no pretensions of being a Christian, near as I can tell he leaned atheist. However, he does write some good insights on human nature.

This quote is a beauty! Trouble is always started by people who want everyone to know they’re suffering. Everyone must gather around and celebrate their woes.

This quote reminds me of church for some odd reason. Hmm, trying to put my finger on it.

Like a lamb before his shearers is silent, so are we to be in our tribulation. How frequently we get louder in tribulation, making sure everyone knows we’re struggling. Walking around with our sad faces so everyone knows we’re fasting.

Religion often misses worship of Christ and instead elevates human struggle. Israel murmured in the wilderness and were destroyed. Take your ails to the Great Physician, He’s the only one capable of a cure anyway.

One thought on “Whining Troublemakers”

  1. Self-pity is a clever ploy on the part of the fallen human nature to gain support. It is self-exaltation in disguise. (“poor me! don’t I deserve better?”)

    It is often successful because it appeals to the desire of others to be looked upon as good samaritans, or heroes.

    Selfishness in the murmerer makes the appeal, and selfishness in the listeners responds. And it all gets covered with the nice white robes of innocence and chivalry. What a tool of hell!

    Here’s one example of how Jesus met this:
    “And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?” Luke 12:13, 14

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