We are encouraged to seek ‘The Good’.
Take a slow and thoughtful look at our world:
--Nations under siege
or collapsing without leadership
the world awash with refugees.
--a measurable increase in violence:
the violence of war
mass killing in schools
and the marketplace
increasing violence in the streets
violence as our prime entertainment source
in movies, on TV, in video games . . .
--loss of restraint and civility:
fist-fighting on airplanes
at school board meetings
children’s soccer games
threats and insults on social media
--a news headline:
‘Billionaires’ wealth surged during pandemic’
Half the world’s wealth belongs to the top 1%
In our world in the 21st century, God has become a non-issue, something to perhaps give a nod to one day of the week—or once a year; but otherwise not actually having an effect on lives. God is ignored.
Whatever you consider to be God’s name or how ‘he’ should be worshiped, it is understood that ‘a god’ represents to humanity all that is good. Losing awareness of our God (by whatever name) brings with it, the loss of focus on ‘the good’ . . . and little by little evil creeps in until it becomes overwhelming.
God doesn’t need us, but we need God in order to remember ‘The Good’.