Toilet Paper became really important in our house the other day.
Maybe it was prior to COVID-19 causing my fellow citizens to panic. But afterwards, definitely.
Maybe that’s why today, while pondering the dwindling house supply, COVID-19 social pains, and, well, the stuff deep thoughts are made of, it occurred to me:
Toilet Paper Cleans Stank.
I know philosophical waxing here might be unnecessary, but I’m going to drop a big one, if you will.
In the middle of all this chaos, humanity will always need something to clean up their messes.
Sometimes the lowliest piece of paper is all we need. Sometimes, something more substantial is warranted.
There’s an ongoing “stank” of attitudes, actions, and regrets that plague us.
Even in keeping the spiritual side out of this (which for a blog post, I can do, but IRL is not possible yo), it’s just an ongoing waltz of cause-and-effect.
Which leads me to point two:
Toilet Paper Cleans Snot.
There is an ongoing stream of tears being shed by humanity.
I’m not sure about other countries, but here it is normal to use toilet paper as a tissue, acceptable to wipe up tears and snot.
But go deeper and farther.
Realize how many extra tears are being shed out of fear, death, and destruction caused by COVID-19.
I just want to gather up everyone crying around the globe right now and hug them.
Hug them hard.
Because what’s going on right now is horrible. Horrible-heart-broken-disgusting-terribleness.
Every time we even think toilet paper, we should be praying for those hurting.
Heck, leave a prayer in the comments!
But “comments” leads me to my last thought:
Toilet Paper is Like You: Needed.
A lot of people are going to read all the depressing news and pile it on top of the hard things that were already going on in their central world and they are going to go deeper into depression.
Don’t do that.
Get a hold of yourself.
Don’t give in to the negativity.
There was an answer the Great Creator provided all of us long ago by way of His Son. An answer so full of love and goodness, you can see light just by seeking that path, the Way.
Wrapped up: you were not a mistake when you were born. He wanted you. He sees you. He has a purpose for your life. That means we must need your purpose, too.
Check on your neighbor.
Do long-distance acts of kindness.
Give extra if that’s in your heart.
Do the good thing your heart has been aching to do since this whole COVID-19 thing started.
But, for all our sakes, don’t check out.
Don’t leave us.
There’s only 1 you.
And you can give someone else something needed, something only you can give.
I’m grateful to you for being that.
Okay. Now I gotta figure out where our next batch of TP is coming from.
In light of the suffering and shutdowns this week, I’m doing a little thinking and sharing in three posts. Thanks for joining in.
I’m spending a lot of time praying. My prayers are for the world, so I’m praying for you, too.