Herd Mentality

“Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.” ― Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays

Painted Pony Painting 2009 Texas Herd

I found this quote along with a few that really shook my brain... but I know each of us faces fear in our lives.  Then think about herd mentality and fear.  Seems to me like the media here is the USA thrives on presenting things through FEAR and it keeps a hold on us, swaying us all to certain beliefs that may or may not be true. The more startling and shocking news can be... the more they sell and make money off our fears and our seemingly endless thirst for drama in our lives.

You do not need to be part of the herd and you certainly do not need more drama in your lives. The current political scene has been churned up on steroids no matter if you sit on the blue side or the red side.  The more I read I have realized I am not either of these two things.  We have stopped watching the news as the media pushes us feeding into their frenzy. Are you running with one of 'those herds'?  Have you been swayed to believe things because you have 'done your research' on Dr Google who also supports the media?

As far as for Terry and I, we are in prayer throughout the day for this country and what lies ahead. I do not want to be apart of any 'herd' red or blue.  I want to live my life each day as God grants it to me, abiding in His word and using HIS WORD to filter every situation in life, every person, every culture, everything set before me this day.  I will not be swayed by my thoughts or reactions, the thoughts or reactions or opinions of others, or the current political correctness. I will be living in His word. 

What would this upcoming election be like if you kept the media out of it all?

"Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world." Matthew 24:7