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09/05/20 Weekend Grif.Net – Paradox of this Age

09/05/20 Weekend Grif.Net – Paradox of this Age

The Paradox of =
our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter =
tempers; wider freeways, but narrower view points; we spend more, but =
have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less.

 

We have bigger =
houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time; we have =
more degrees, but less common sense; more knowledge, but less judgment; =
more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less =
health.

 

We drink too =
much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too =
fast, get too angry too quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired, =
read too seldom, watch TV too much, and pray too =
rarely.

 

We have =
multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, =
love too seldom, and hate too often. We’ve learned how to make a living, =
but not a life; we’ve added years to life, but not life to =
years.

 

We’ve been all =
the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to =
meet the new neighbor. We’ve conquered outer space, but not inner space; =
we’ve done larger things, but not better things.

 

We’ve cleaned =
up the air, but polluted the soul; we’ve split the atom, but not our =
prejudice; we write more, but learn less; we plan more, but accomplish =
less.

 

We’ve learned =
to rush, but not to wait; we have higher incomes, but lower morals; we =
have more food, but less appetite; we build more computers to hold more =
information to produce more copies than ever, but have less real =
communication. We’ve become long on quantity, but short on =
quality.

 

These are =
times of fast foods and slow digestion; tall men and short character; =
steep profits and shallow relationships.

 

These are =
times of world peace, but domestic warfare; more leisure, but less fun; =
more kinds of food, but less nutrition.

 

These are days =
of two incomes, but more divorce; of fancier houses, but broken =
homes.

 

These are days =
of quick trips, disposable diapers, throw away morality, one-night =
stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer to =
quiet to kill.

 

It is a time =
when there is much in the show window and nothing in the stockroom; a =
time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you =
can choose either to make a difference, or just hit =
delete.

 

[by Rev. Bob =
Moorhead, retired pastor Overlake Christian Church, Seattle, in his =
devotional book "Words Aptly Spoken" written 27 years =
ago]

 

~~

Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net =
www.grif.net

"Jesus =
Knows Me, This I Love!"