May be not exactly where our forefathers pictured we’d be.
There is so much beauty around. There are so many interesting things around us. I look around and there are such amazing things that we have been able to achieve. Up to this point, I am super grateful to God for all that He has enabled us do. I like and appreciate it.
21st century is fine. And better yet, there are still great things happening- new discoveries, new inventions and way better methods of doing things-yippeeeee!
Generations after generations from the beginning of the 1st century to now, it’s been a long story full of adventures. We have learned and re-learned a lot of things. The world has seen it all from humanity. Life keeps getting better and better. I am not oblivious of all that-yet there are things that by now should be completely different.
I look at the world today and still wonder what our great, great, great, great, great, great folks would think of us. (Those are many greats) We are still struggling with the things they fought so hard to get rid of.
People in the past generations came up together and fought against injustices in great depths, they sacrificed so much to get us here(not actually here because we are not yet there) but we have thrown it all in the pit and completely forgotten about that or just disregarded it altogether.
There are times down history where a person came up and figured,
-This is not right and we need to see each other for who we really are. The versions of people that God created us to be. A people who looked deeply into humanity and saw the worth of every human being.
They risked losing it all because they believed in that cause, they relinquished their positions- to fight for something they so much believed was going to make humanity strong, was going to make this world a better place for everyone.
They believed in us, they believed in everybody’s capacity to love, and they were right. We all have the capacity to love. Why? Because we are created in the image and the likeness of God -who is love.
Even after all these years we are still ranting on about each other, about a people group, about a tribe. So who gave us that right? At this moment so many of us feel obligated to think whatever we want about anybody, to label them a certain way and go on to say that is who they are…
I feel things about people at times (and for record, not good things) and then I remember that God loves people more than anything. He died for humanity. That kind of love, the kind that would rather die than be without.
I have moments I feel-people like Martin Luther, William Wilberforce, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and many more would be ashamed of us now.
I believe deep down it goes to one root- LOVE
If we love enough we will value human life. It is so disgraceful that at this day and age there are people who still believe that they are better than others, important than others, those that believe they have a right to exist and others should be exterminated, and the list goes on and on. There is such strain and struggle in our society because of the contention and the differences that we ourselves have created, nurtured them with sick ideas and beliefs, powered them with assumptions that we concluded are facts and they later become polished by our ignorance for the truth.
Shame shame shame on us, for all that!