Mindless Forgetfulness

Be careful not to
forget the Lord your God.
  —Deuteronomy 8:11


We all know someone who has it. We’ve seen its devastation. It has us on edge: when we have a memory lapse, it triggers a haunting feeling that we may be heading into the twilight zone of the dreaded “A.”

Mindless forgetfulness is an entirely different animal. Mindless forgetfulness is a spiritual disease activated by ingratitude. Its primary symptom is whining about present problems while ignoring a favor-filled past.

Count your blessings,
name them one by one;
Count your blessings,
see what God hath done.
—Johnson Oatman

Alzheimer’s can be physically fatal. Mindless forgetfulness is spiritually fatal.

Don’t forget what you should remember
or remember what you should forget.

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