The exhaust of the day burns through the air. As industry and progress struggle against the stillness of the earth. Sitting here watching the garden grow. I often ponder the struggles of the natural world and our unquenchable desire for new distractions. Distractions that while convenient, often pull us away from fundamental truths. I suppose I really shouldn’t complain, after all I gave up pen and paper for the convenience of a keypad and cloud storage a while ago.
There are advantages to this modern world. But with those advantages should come the wisdom to limit our appetites. Power and domination seem to be so implanted in our DNA. The need to survive often overrides our ability to be compassionate. Our moral compass, so rooted in our religious grounding. Now seems to have faded into the wind. Tribalism and fear have so overrun the make-up of our world. It now seems that we have simply reverted back to being cavemen with better weapons.
Like I said, I got nothing against innovation. But as our world becomes more mechanized, so to have we. The compassion and enlightenment we achieved, often wanes when it is convenient. I suppose no differently than it has in the past, but with a sharper edge. It would be wise not to think so highly of ourselves. The threat of imminent destruction rather manmade or not is always a strong possibility. We are all kindred spirits, rather we believe it or not. Destroying our world, our futures, is short sighted and impractical. Hating you fellow human due to race, gender, or religious belief is even worse. All I ask is you “think on these things” (Philippians 4:8).
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