I found myself deeply grieved by recent events in the news and as I was processing how we have gotten to where we are right now, these are the things I pondered.
When we make a decision from only a personal perspective we fail to see the bigger picture. It is not just a single act, it has a ripple effect on society and becomes culture.
“You do you and I’ll do me” has become a motto repeated from college campuses, family dinner tables, and even some churches. It seems we have lost the ability to look out for the greater good. It seems we have lost our love that looks further than what’s right infant of us and loves deeper than ourselves. It seems we have lost our heart.
It seems we have lost the ability to see the ripple effect of our actions. When I make a decision and think it only effects me as a person and what is in my best interest, I am being deceived.
When we replace absolute truth with relative truth, we lose right and wrong completely. This breeds indifference to other people’s decisions. We see it as “not our problem” and “not our business”.
We need to care about people’s decisions and love them enough to help them work through that decision. We need to get our heart back for others. When did we lose our love to the point that we don’t step in and offer a better way?
When we lose right and wrong as a society as a whole, we also lose the need for repentance in our own minds. There is no shame for what we do that is wrong because we believe it’s not wrong for us. There is no more guilt… no remorse…for anything. Everything and anything becomes acceptable. There is no need for a savior in a world that believes anything goes.
The truth is that it is OUR world. We create the world we live in with OUR beliefs, OUR words and OUR actions.
We must return to the truth that we are all connected and what you do and say absolutely effects me, it absolutely effects us. We are building our world each and every day. What are we building?
It starts with each of our individual attitudes and choices. Our decisions matter more than we understand. Our decisions must be rooted in truth, love and what’s best for all. Choose well.