“This sure is a nice hand basket. Where did you say you were taking me?”
Or it least it feels that way lately.
Where do we, as Christians, go from here?
We live in a nation experiencing a pandemic the likes of which we have not seen in a hundred years. Except our population in three times as large nationally, we are more interconnected, our medical system is at the very least broken for many, and they did not have social media. Yet, we are making the same mistakes and having the same problems.
Said pandemic has exacerbated tensions on all levels and heightened divides. It has radically altered how we do everything and will continue to do so.
We live in a nation that is demonstrably more politically divided than it has been in over a hundred years, and we saw how that turned out.
We live in a nation that is under threat from foreign powers who are engaging in wars not with weapons but with cash and information manipulation.
We live in a nation with a host of problems,like failing and inadequate infrastructure, that we cannot address because we cannot get past the hot button issues.
We live in a nation where discussing solutions is impossible when we cannot even agree on the nature or even existence of the problem.
We do not even agree on the definition of the words we are using to debate, and therefore talk past each other.
“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhereThe ceremony of innocence is drowned;The best lack all conviction, while the worstAre full of passionate intensity.”