In recent years, great advancements have been made in business, medicine and technology. Self help books, the internet and you tube videos have helped make life a little easier than in previous centuries. However, these new resources have also crippled the human mind, replacing hard work, research and time with a click of a mouse. The art of problem solving, trouble shooting and preventative maintenance have been replaced by computer and phone apps, calling on others to do what families once did on their own.
So where do we go from here? Should culture continue on its current hi-tech / hi-touch path or will common sense take over, clearing hidden paths, left and forgotten by overgrown brush? If this decision is put off, another crossroad will intersect at some point down the road, offering another choice for change. In the movie the Patriot starring Mel Gibson, there is a touching scene between father and daughter. Not wanting to see her father to die like an older brother, Susan begs him to stay. Unfortunately, there are times one must face battles, giants or wars before you can resume a normal life.
If your life is anything like mine, I often find myself living the movie Castaway, standing at a 4 way stop, not sure where to make the next turn. Each choice that is made, Deuteronomy 30:15-16, either moves you closer or farther from where you really want to go. For a while, each will provide flashes of brilliance and possibly pleasure, yet in the end only one road leads to satisfaction, Psalm 34:4-8. May we find each other there one day.
by Jay Mankus