Perspective

The last few weeks have been a very stressful time for me at work, and based on my workload, I don’t see it getting any better any time soon.  At this stage of my life I’ve learned to look at the big picture and view things in perspective during times like this.  While I may not be having fun at work these days, it could be worse.  Every day that I think I’m overworked or over stressed more than 3,000 unborn children are murdered in their mothers’ wombs in America. It seems that in the big scheme of things my problems just aren’t that important.

My stressful job provides me the means to contribute to worthy charities and to spoil my grandsons.  I look at every day at work as 1 less day I have to wait before I can pursue my goal of working on a full time basis to end abortion.  Knowing that 3,000 innocent children will die every day that I fail to convince the abortion industry to close its doors is actually much more stressful to me than the travail I encounter at work.  Not an hour goes by that I don’t think about the suffering and death that our unborn children endure every day.

My problems pale in comparison to those of millions of innocent civilians in the Middle East living in the path of the death and destruction being wrought by the brutal thugs of ISIS.  While I worry about bid deadlines and signing contracts, they worry about having their families killed by a gang of social misfits who think it’s cool to wreak murder and havoc in the name of a twisted ideology.  Unfortunately, murder and havoc aren’t the exclusive domain of murderous goons like ISIS.  Planned Parenthood and America’s abortion industry will end over a million innocent lives this year; far more than the Jihadist lunatics of ISIS could ever dream of.

Perspective is corrupted by ignorance and denial.  The average American is rightly appalled by the beheading of an innocent journalist but blissfully ignorant of the fact that during the week the beheading story  controls the news cycle over 20,000 innocent children will die in our nation’s abortion mills.  The death of one innocent human being is reported and analyzed 24/7, with the pundits debating its root cause and remedies; and all the while America’s abortion industry continues to churn out a steady stream of dead children.  In a sane world the weekly murder of over 20,000 children would garner more attention than the latest attempt by losers like ISIS to incite terror among the masses. It all comes down to perspective.

My problems at work will pass.  The children who had the misfortune of entering a Planned Parenthood clinic today will be dead forever.  Perspective is all about how we view any given set of circumstances or events against another .  A bad day at work, or a bad day at the abortion clinic; which one really matters?