George Carlin – comedian of the 70’s and 80’s wrote something so eloquent and so very appropriate: The paradox of our time in history is that….
We have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but a narrower viewpoint.
We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less.
We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences but less time.
We have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgement.
We have more experts, yet more problems; more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, talk too much, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values; we love too seldom and hate too often.
We have learned to make a living but not a life.
We have added years to life not life to years.
We have been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbour.
We have conquered outer space but not inner space.
We have done larger things but not better things.
We’ve cleaned up the air but polluted the soul;
We’ve conquered the atom, but not inner prejudice.
We write more, but learn less; we plan more, but achieve less.
We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait.
We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits, and shallower relationships.
These are the days of two incomes but more divorce; fancier houses, but broken homes.
These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.
It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom.
A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight or just to hit delete.
Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.
Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
Remember to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.
Remember to say, “I love you” to your partner and loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
Meditation: Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent. – Revelation 2:5
You will succeed in Jesus Name!