I came across this recently which, it said, summed up our culture today.
We have taller buildings but shorter tempers.
Wider motorways but narrower viewpoints
We buy more, but enjoy it less.
More conveniences but less time.
We have more degrees but less common sense.
More experts, but more problems.
More medicine but less well being.
We have added years to our life but not life to our years.
We have higher incomes and lower morals.
More leisure but less fun.
We have multiplied our possessions but reduced our values.
I’m not sure whether you would agree with that but I do think we make life very complicated today.
I read how the Canadians wanted to find a writing implement that could be used in space. It took 200 engineers, spending over $2 billion to invent a space pen. This pen could write in zero gravity and the ink would still flow. The Canadians proudly announced their success and congratulations flowed in from all over the world.
In a short note to the Canadians, NASA congratulated them, but said that they too had found a solution at a fraction of the cost. They remarked,
‘we use a pencil.’
Even in our relationships we have become more wary and less trusting.
We have just celebrated Easter when God showed his incredible love for us by giving Jesus to die on the cross as a punishment for the wrong we have done. The message of Christianity is as simple as that!
God loves us very much and is always ready to accept us.
One of our hymns puts it like this –
For the love of God is broader
Than the measure of our mind;
And the heart of the Eternal
Is most wonderfully kind.
If our love were but more simple,
We should take Him at His word;
And our lives would be contented
by accepting Christ as Lord.
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