Before I begin today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I would like to wish my daughter, P... Happy Birthday! I'm looking forward to seeing you, and celebrating your birthday. Happy Birthday!
If you read LwL yesterday, you'll know that both injured workers and people in support of injured workers, met in front of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) in protest of what they are doing to those who were injured while working at their job.
You'll also know that we sang a song entitled, We're Dreaming (Of Fair Compensation). The lyrics are below (I re-typed the information shown here that was printed on the pages we received).
We're Dreaming (Of Fair Compensation)
We're dreaming of fair compensation
Just like the times we used to know
When our *doctors were listened to
And benefits given
To injured workers long ago
We're dreaming of an end to *deeming
With every battle that we fight
Stop pretending we're earning
Stop slashing and burning
Our compensation - it's our right
No more dreaming of fair compensation
For injured workers - don't delay
No more cuts in benefit pay
Give us fair compensation today!
*Doctors - the WSIB often ignores injured workers' doctors. Instead they use the opinion of private 'paper doctors' who never meet you. WSIB must listen to injured workers' doctors!
*Deeming is when the WSIB says you could have a job, even though you don't, and even if you can't find anyone to hire you. They cut your benefits by the amount of the wage they think you 'could' be earning (but are no earning, and probably never will be). In essence, they create a "phantom job" for you that you don't have. End deeming - no cuts based on phantom jobs!
To me, it's unfortunate that injured workers suffer. Not just from being injured while working.
Injured workers' also suffer because they are treated badly by WSIB, and are defiled. Violated.
Thinking of this made me think of Mark 7:20-23, " And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man."
Amen! Jesus said that which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile the man.
Absolutely, injured workers are defiled.
As I'm sure you realize, I believe injured workers are not always treated properly. They are treated badly like some of what was stated in today's Bible verse, even though not by everything.
Evil thoughts; thefts by income being taken away; covetousness meaning how WSIB desires injured workers' possessions; wickedness... as how injured workers' are sometimes treated; deceit... meaning being lied about are evil things that happen to injured workers and make them defiled. Violated.
Pray for people who have been injured while working.
Pray for families of those who died while being injured while working.
Pray for God to help and heal all who need healing.
Pray for all who are in support of injured workers'.
Pray that God will change WSIB, and make them help injured workers'... always.
May God bless you.
Until next time...
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