Is it just me or does it seem like the world is going nuts?
I remember my grandfather saying he thought the world was losing its grip in the tumultuous 60’s, following the assassination of President John F Kennedy in 1963, Senator Robert Kennedy, and Martin Luther King in 1968. His sentiments were echoed by others in the 70s when America’s President resigns in 1974 and its streets and campuses erupt in anti-Vietnam War protests and racial tension. The 80’s brought disco, big hair, break dancing, and interest rates over twenty percent. The 90’s was a decade of relative peace and prosperity. The Cold War ended with the fall of the Soviet Union, and the Internet brought global communication to everyone, along with a host of psychological addictions.
The turn of the century ushered in the golden age of technology, the attack on the World Trade Center, the War in Afghanistan, the Iraq War, the war on drugs, and the escalating battle over Global Warming. Mother nature flexed her muscle with the second largest earthquake ever recorded and a Tsunami that ravaged eleven Indonesian and South African countries, as well as Hurricane Katrina that devastated the Louisiana coast.
And now we stand at the entrance of the second decade of the 21st century, with nuclear holocaust looming on the horizon, hyper-inflation, rising crime, and the greatest divide among our countrymen since the Civil War. There is much to harp about, but there’s also a lot of good going on, so I think I’m going to do some harping about some good stuff and some bad.
Like my grandfather I see a world that’s losing its grip, and I promise to avoid being political as much as possible, but the present state of things really doesn’t allow too much expression on anything without dabbling in those waters a bit. I believe our world and all who walk in it are God’s creation, and that there is a divine plan at work. My perspective is pretty small in the over all scheme of things, but I’ll tell ya what has my attention, and would like to hear what has yours.
Until next time,