Is it wise or foolish to decline an offer of help or the converse not to offer to help because of some of the following psychological reasons or, …?

The Chicago Tribune article titled, Politics should help, not hurt law enforcement, contained this following statements.

“Yet conspicuously absent from Barr’s meeting was the city’s mayor, Lori Lightfoot, and top Chicago police officials” ……. Barr stated, “they were certainly invited and could have attended.”

A second Chicago Tribune article titled, Humbled Giant, reported “Chicago has been knocked down.”

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate an ancient proverb about the wisdom and folly of offering help and not offering help when there is obviously a great need. Is refusing help related to Spiritual or Psychosocial reasons or something else?

King Solomon

God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore. (Kings 4:29)

What’s My Point?

The above verse phrase “a breadth of understanding” is what is needed to discern the plight we are experiencing in the year 2020.

For example, what is both the political and psychological reasons why the mayor did not attend?

Why is the city referred to as a “humbled giant” become humbled?

To really understand the reasons why requires both Spiritual and Psychological reasoning of the following questions and my opinions of the answers.

Why are we surprised that there is so much violence taking place by mainly the youth who live in single parent households and  have never been introduced to a structured leaning of Spirituality to guide them in life? It is because they have never had the opportunity of attending a religious school?.

Why are we surprised the City and State Leaders need help? Is it because they too have never had the opportunity of freedom from being expelled from their political ties or their powers if they accept help from someone in a different political party?

In My Opinion’

It is a combination of both Spiritual and Psychological core reasons both related to the words “fear and humility.”

Sadly, because the core reason is either they have never been taught to understand and believe in the Spiritual meaning of ‘Fear of the Lord” is the beginning of Spiritual Wisdom.

Sadly because of never being taught to understand that Spiritual wisdom leads to understanding that most of lives follies are the result of our vanities in life.

In other words, both Spiritual and Psychological understanding is needed to restore both the City and State of Illinois.

Where to begin in the short term is requires our leaders and voters to understand the psychological factors why we need help, or why we come need to help, but refuse, and to understand that politics should help not hinder a society as the writer explained.

Where to begin in the future is for our leaders to allow parents school choice or school vouchers if this following statement is true.

“Black parents love charter schools and voucher-supported private school vouchers because they teach values, self-respect, and hope. But no, if this option for poor or lower-income parents has more Democrat opposition than ever.”

And in my personal opinion, to help Chicago and Illinois may need “wisdom and understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore.”

If Interested

Read the Source links below.

Chicago Tribune September 13,2020

Psychology Today – Reasons Someone May Reject Your Help

Psychology Today – Why People Refuse Help

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