I spent most of my Saturday night binge watching a series from Australia called “Keeping up with the Jones”; although it was redundant, I found it interesting. This family owned over one-million acres of land in Australia and the images were amazing, especially the stars dancing across the heavens at night.
Nonetheless, the show made me think of all of the poverty in the world. This family owned a “fleet” of helicopters to herd cattle, and although I understood their need for the trucks, tractors, trailers; not to forget horses, boats, water skis, just about anything one could want. And, their “cook” prepared great food, deserts and no one went away hungry; I repeat…no one went away hungry!
Today, my reflection on the series is not that the Jones’ have a copious amount of wealth, they work very hard and at times face dangerous situations; their lot in life was to be one of abundance. I just have to wonder with such wealth all over the world why did fate not spread it around. There should be no hunger, health care should be free and plentiful; I am not asking the Jones’s of the world to give up their wealth to the poor, no.
On this Sunday morning, I am questioning all Gods, the Gods of every individual in the world, and why these Gods did not spread it around; no one should be hungry or homeless. Never do I see images of the rich worshiping their God(s), while images of the poor and middle class worshiping their God(s) are abundant. The hungry and homeless need help, the help of people and the God(s). I’m just saying…
And, if you get a chance, watch “Keeping up with the Jones” on Netflix, you will marvel at Australia’s landscape and those billions of stars. Have a great day.
Elizabeth Ann Johnson-Murphree
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