30 Apr 2023
The advent of Facebook some years back caused quite a stir, and everybody wanted to get into the action. Fast forward to today, nobody is interested in Facebook anymore (other than some older folks). The new favors for the time being are Tik Tok, Snapchat, Instagram (also on the way out). I wondered to myself, how short is the attention span of people nowadays. Many are so engrossed in the content that has nothing to do with them or important enough to note, that they are willing to endanger their lives crossing the road with eyes glued to them rather than cross the road safely. To attract people the content in these social media gets more ridiculous and there is no consideration for morality. They are there just to catch eyeballs and to make money from the ‘attention.’ Selling your body had also taken a very different turn. Shame is no longer the consideration here.
In an affluent society, people get bored with their “entertainments” very quickly. They seek more excitement, and at an increasing pace. Many things have a very short “in favour” lifespan. Ultimately, the destruction of others (including finally self) becomes the most exciting. Less affluent societies have no time for such as they are too busy trying to keep subsistence level.
We live in an evil age where evil things are committed at an increasingly young age. The bible tells us that in the end times, the evil becomes more evil and the holy becomes more holy. It is not that one can become more holy but in the light of increased evil, the holy becomes relatively holier.
Are we the salt and light of the world as we should be? Or are we so immersed in the world that we are no different? Will the church still make a difference in the next few generations? Well, your guess is as good as mine. But we can at the very least make sure that we are not the one to lose sight of God.
For your careful consideration.
In Christ’s service,