Until We Meet Again,
|We live in such a fast paced world today don't we? |
Not only is it fast paced, it is a very self centered society we are in. Not much thought is given to others and their needs. But if you are a Christian that should not be so....
"Let nothing be done through selfish ambition, or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others."
You know this hard teaching is exactly the opposite of what society wants us to believe. If you have T.V. you are bombarded with images and messages that tell you "Your Worth It!" If you are a girl the first thing you are taught in secular schools is how you will throw your family aside and get a "real" job. Becoming an important contributor to society. If you are a boy you will be taught that you don't have to grow up, you can live your life the way you want. If you make a mistake, someone else will pay for it. Women are just like you and you don't have to look out for them or treat them respectfully. A lot of times boys are taught that girls are sexual objects and that is all. Isn't that such a selfish message? These teachings start a lot of people on a life long battle with feelings of guilt and worthlessness.
We are also told that when people get old, they have to go in a nursing home. We couldn't possibly be inconvenienced with the financial burden, not to mention taking away precious time from ourselves. I am not saying there are not legitimate reasons for doing so, but, the majority of us do these things because we esteem ourselves really highly. The comfort and care of another, not so highly. And we could not be burdened.
Imagine what a beautiful society we would live in if we followed God's mandate and esteemed others higher than ourselves........ Who knows maybe we wouldn't feel quite so guilty and quite so worthless.... We might be to busy to think about it anyway.