A Brief break from Death
...offered by Dn. fdj, a sinner at 2:36 PM [+]
Men's Fellowship this morning brought up briefly the important topic of being childlike. Someone wisely noted that we really cannot easily look to today's children for examples of what Christ meant, lest we Christians wander about complaining about being bored. To this I laughed heartily, but when one of the traits mentioned included "dependence" I began to wonder about how this aspect of childhood is lacking today. Our technocratic society has in many ways rendered adults dependent on the youth who seem to be so catered to by our consumeristic culture (I think of kids teaching parents to use their cell phones, PDA's and computers etc.) . The old are no longer people we are to be dependent on, rather we endure them. While we can clearly see this in the young adults of our society, we also see it in our children who have been seduced by our which culture identifies them as being sooooooo much more important than those of us who will only be buying for a couple more decades.
How can the wisdom of the elderly compete with Nintendo? Of course many churches recognize this and so become Nintendo.