In that, they remind me of the rest of the world. Boy, do we ever live in a complaining society. People complain about everything. For instance, the following are actual responses from comment cards given to staff members at the “Bridger Wilderness Area.” People wrote:
Trails need to be wider so people can walk while holding hands.
Trails need to be reconstructed. Please avoid building trails that go uphill.
Too many bugs and leeches and spiders and spider webs. Please spray the wilderness to rid the areas of these pests.
Please pave the trails so they can be snow-plowed during the winter.
Chair lifts need to be in some places so that we can get to wonderful views without having to hike to them.
The coyotes made too much noise last night and kept me awake. Please eradicate these annoying animals.
A small deer came into my camp and stole my jar of pickles. Is there a way I can get reimbursed? Please call ______________;
Reflectors need to be placed on trees every 50 feet so people can hike at night with flashlights.
Escalators would help on steep uphill sections.
A MacDonald's would be nice at the trailhead.
The places where trails do not exist are not well marked.
Too many rocks in the mountains.
Ok. That’s pretty bad isn’t it? But doesn’t it seem like we are often just like that as believers? Any minor inconvenience is the end of the world. When I am filled with faith, the whining leaves me. You may forget to call my name, but I’ll be ok; you may overlook me or slight me, but I will refuse to quit. You may even persecute me for my faith, but my Spirit-inspired smile will still be on my face. Why? Because I believe.