As you have probably worked out, it’s quite hard to remain positive at present. I am struggling with those who would regulate all though because they want us to be nice. What vietes me hope is the feedback I get, the truth I read, and time of worship and prayer.
There are many who mock such. They want to see a miracle, a rescue. They have a small God who responds to piety as a bribe. But God is not to be tamed by our requests, nor to false dichotomies. There were enough weasels and worm-tounges aoong the Pharisees, looiing for loopholes and requiring a proof that would not be given.
This blog should point to God, though at times I am distracted. The text today gives me– a correction.
38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.” 39 But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation craves for a sign; and yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet; 40 for just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41 The men of Nineveh will stand up with this generation at the judgment, and will condemn it because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, something greater than Jonah is here. 42 The Queen of the South will rise up with this generation at the judgment and will condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.
You can find truth almost anywhere. I found it today in a review of a book Aaron Clarey had to have coauthored and edited.
Barrick came close with this book, but he missed the real offering. The root cause for the cult of self esteem was the fact that the Boomers turned away from God. All of the misery that the Millennials are going through is due to their parents’ abandonment of faith and their own subsequent ignorance. Contrary to popular belief, God and religion do matter. The evidence is plain to see in these 400 odd pages. The Boomers arrogantly thought that they were beyond God, that they had evolved past religion. But when denied the validation of God through worship and thus through their families and communities, their only recourse was to fill the void. The cult of self esteem is internal validation to fill this gaping hole. The mad pursuit of worthless degrees in the face of all evidence that this is an extremely poor idea is due not to what the degree is worth economically, but what it needs to be worth to them in a spiritual sense. The degree is the validation, it is their self belief. Human beings still need to believe in something, no matter how above all of that religion malarkey they think they are. And when our world has an infinite amount of things to seek validation in, then people will believe in just about anything.
The answer is not to worship other people, no matter how high value they may be. It is to worship God and through Him build families and communities within which those all important human bonds are forged and where our need for human contact is met.
The lies, the propaganda exists. Within the church and without.. But the lies will creep you out if you seek the teruth. If the ancients could seek truth, so can I.
The elite of this age do not. Do not be like them.