I propose problem with society is that we have become too self aware. Not that we ought not be aware of our surroundings, but we have become so wrapped up in ourselves. We have gone from self aware and reached self-centered. We are striving to make life more and more about us. We disregard the people around us and as we do that, humanity becomes cold and lifeless.
To be frank, I think this why we see the world falling apart.
This is why many marriages fail. This is why many people are starving. This is why many people are constantly unhappy. This is why society is falling apart-there is no community in society. Common interests do not make a community. We have more social connectivity today than in any prior time in history, but the greatest lack of community. Humanity yearns for community- genuine human interactions…
Let’s be real with what I am really saying: “It is not the problem with just society, it is the problem with me. The problem is ME.”
I have come a self centered person.
[Let me clarify. I do not believe that taking time to work yourself is wrong- It is biblical. Jesus took time away from people, but he used that time to talk with God, to recharge- not to read the latest issue of “Carpenter Weekly.” But taking time way from community done in fashion that completely disregards the humanity, then we arrive at that place of selfishness. It is that selfishness that tears apart the bonds of humanity, destroys communities, the Unity of marriage, the Church from God- on both a collective and personal level. It causes pain and division that infects and jades everyone…]
In times of reflection, I see the selfish, self centered me. I know it exists in my life because of the personal pain it caused, the rifts it created in my relationships, the emptiness and loneliness that envelopes my being. All the attention that I poured into life, for my own personal satisfaction and edification resulted in destruction of what the soul truly yearns for… To love and to be loved to/by others. When I am focused on myself I can not love others and I become hard to love because all I do is take and take and take… God created us (humans), I believe, to love and serve others (not neglecting God here-this is the out pour of that love) and when we do not do that (Love God, Love others), we start crumble.
The brokenness that results from those times of “me, me, and more of me, myself, and I” has brought me to my knees, my fists clutching dust of things that did not last, asking myself: “Where did I go wrong. I just want to get up and go, but I can’t, I have nothing left. I am so empty!”
(Now for the resolution)
God has called us to Himself. To engage in worship. To strip away that the crap in life that has hindered worship. For me, this is media and technology- they suck me in and I butcher relationships. It is also how I allot my time and money- where is that money going- Is it being invest in loving those around me? It is about evaluation relationships in my life- am I taking or am I giving and truly loving those people?
Once we have recognized that we are broken people who need God, that humanity needs to worship God, that God is the only one that can make us whole… Then we see people living fulfilled lives, holy and pleasing to God. Am I at a place of complete and utter worship? No, for me it is a constant process of refining; of being broken and rebuild and worshiping God.
We are build for a need for community, that is the beautiful thing about the Church- it is a community of people that have a common goal. The Church is necessary for the Christian living, for faith is not a solitary walk. When the Church is unified and committed to worship, healing begins; the Church becomes a powerful entity of God’s love…
Society is broken because of it’s selfcenteredness, it is a problem as old as man. Only when we recognize our selfcenteredness and surrender ourselves to God can we love and worship God and become whole again and engage in a community that worships God and loves God and loves others.
~May I constantly engaged in worship of God. In my brokenness may I not destroy the humanity around me. May everything I do, be done for Your Glory and in worship. I am not perfect, but God mold me and make me according to Your Will. Amen.