I see humans but no humanity


I remember running errands at our local box store in 2021. None of the fellow shoppers would look up and make eye contact with me. A friendly nod and smile was just a faint memory at this point. I passed a new mother with a baby in her carrier, and she shielded the baby and turned away from me as if I was a Leper. "What has happened to people?", I kept thinking. I was living in Hawaii at the time, under normal circumstances it was common for friends to greet each other with a hug and a kiss on the cheeks, and strangers were always met a friendly nod when you made eye contact. In a matter of months, fear had turned us against each other.

i see humans but no humanity

That year my mother became over heated and passed out in the outdoor gardening section of a home improvement store. When she came to, face down in a puddle of blood, the first thing bystanders asked her was "Do you have COVID?".

i see humans but no humanity

Where is the humanity? What happened to helping each other when we are in need? Since when did fear stop us from showing common decency? That's when this design came to life. I scribbled it down on a post-it note in the car after one of many depressing shopping trips. "I see humans but no humanity". I felt so low writing those words out. How did we get here? Am I crazy? I can't be the only one seeing it this way. Will this ever end?

i see humans but no humanity

I hope this design gives you something to relate to. We're now nearly two years into this social experiment. You are not alone and we are growing by the day. The narrative is crumbling with each day forward. Take heart and set your eyes on Jesus. I have realized when you no longer fear death because you know Jesus, your perspective shifts and you find room to live and love more freely. You're no longer gripping on to false idols, statistics, and fear. It's a wonderful thing.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 11:25
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.”

Philippians 1:21
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

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#freedomkeepers #freedomfighters #faithoverfear🙏

January 27, 2022 — Lauren Manwill

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