May 05, 2010
We're all in this together
You know its not hard to see that there is this great imbalance and things aren't right. I know that but for me i suppose it really hits home if i stop and think about this moment, whats happening right now. In the same moment you have a generation sitting around entertaining themselves watching reality television which, to be honest, is anything but real, while you have a child that is being prostituted behind closed doors and robbed of their innocence, its not fair that we can go about consuming every single material option that comes our way while the widow and orphan are stripped of lifes basic dignities because their victims of a conflict that simply isn't theirs, its not fair that there's a generation that are choking on their obesity while at the same time there's 30,000 children that will die TODAY from lack of food. Its not fair the we have no problem going about spending 3 or 4 dollars on what is basically glorified tap water in a bottle with a fancy label while we there are entire communities that suffer at the hands of disease because the only water they have access to is foul and polluted, its not fair that we can sing and dance and jump around in our freedom and liberty while at the same time the slave remains captive, out of sight and out of mind, its not fair that we can sit and watch the evening news from the comfort of our home and pitty those who lived where the storm hit or where the ground shook or where the water rose and feel sorry for them and then simply change the channel then go and eat supper. Is it fair to walk past the homeless man and give him nothing in the assumption that he will spend it on booze or cigarettes or suggest that he should go out and get a job? Who are we to judge the alcoholic, the prostitute, the addict or the criminal as if were any better, who are we to forget the down trodden,the oppressed or the marginalized while we go about chasing the dream. We see this imbalance and think that's not right man and that's not fair but all to often its all we do because for us to do anymore is actually going to cost us something and if that's where it ends perhaps its fair to say that when we ignore the prostituted child that we actually lend our hand to their abuse that when we ignore the widow and the orphan in their distress that we actually add to their pain, that when we ignore the slave who remains captive that its us whose entrapping them, that when we forget the refugee that it is us that is displacing them, that when we choose to ignore and not to help the poor and the needy that is actually us robbing them, perhaps the only fair thing to say is when we forsake the lives of others we actually forsake our own.
This world is in a devastating state, the soul of a human being is in need of the exact same thing, it doesn't depend on culture, nationality, family or material things. The soul needs Gods love. The world needs Gods love. Those that are walking in the freedom and fullness of Gods love have been commissioned to first love God, and then to love people. This generation in the western culture we live in have become professionally selfish. Its time to die to self again and start living the way God had destined us to, and to appreciate what we do have and share it with those that lack. God has commissioned us to be his hands and feet, it was time a long time ago and we still sit around waiting for something drastic to happen. It wont unless we unite together and decide to change.
We're all in this together.