Oneta 84

I seldom blush anymore.  In fact I rarely see anyone blush.  When I was young I did, so did others.  I remember asking how to pronounce “t-o-i-l-e-t”.  I blushed when I was told.  I was a good reader.  I don’t know to this day why I did not know the word.  I guess because we said “outhouse.”  To this day I still won’t tell you when and where I learned that word!  I would blush!

I’ve been reading Jeremiah.  God recounts many sins against Israel.

God is greatly disturbed at the “prophets and priests” who are not speaking truth, instead they are saying all is peace, peace.  He asks:

Jeremiah 6:15 “Were they ashamed because of the abomination they have done?
They were not even ashamed at all;
They did not even know how to blush.

God makes a mockery of the people who cut out a part of a tree trunk to make an idol, then burn the rest of it.  In my words I would say, “How stupid can you be! You think you can replace me with that little piece of wood that you whittle out to make some weird little statue? I would blush at such stupidity!”

Well, God does pretty much say that.  He basically says “ask your “Tinker toy” to help you.  I’m outta here.”

This 2020 year shows us how much good some of our toys/idols are to us.  And still many “prophets and priests” are saying “Peace, peace.”

We are finding out!!!


About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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7 Responses to HAVE WE NO SHAME

  1. Spot on as always my friend!!!

  2. Frank Hubeny says:

    I remember using the word “outhouse”. I like your comparison of an idol to a “Tinker toy”. We can’t rely on those toys to make a difference.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Yes, we treat our gods as Tinker toys. If one doesn’t bring us joy and success, we can sit down and try a different design to see how it works. I am now wondering if I had never seen the word, toilet, to mean grooming oneself. Maybe that’s the reason I couldn’t make sense of it. I still don’t use the word in that fashion. Perhaps I can figure out how to do so in a Fictioneer’s story some week. 😀

  3. Faye says:

    Thank you for your gentle and kindly written post. I will say no matter what prompt comes from a fiction writers perspective more than ever in our lives must God’s people write His Holy Truth from the Word if even in humour but honestly and kindly, You have that Gift.Bless you.

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