Just watched an advertisement that harped on about how we have progressed from riding horses to better dairy, but to say we have progressed is ludicrous. With donkeys and horses there was no significant air pollution, but with the advent of cars and planes, there is massive wide scale air pollution. Industry was progress, right?
There have been cows to produce diary and ways to get around, does not mean life has got even better today. To say we should conserve the past is also ludicrous, as the past does not necessarily translate to the present effectively, but neither does the impetus for progress make any progress.
Life isn’t conservative or progressive, it’s an ever decreasing circle as we go around in circles, slowly winding down. But we are inspired to live and get through with the things, the resources, and the kind of life the present has to offer, and hopefully, I would say, with God in our view.
Life can be good because we are all spirited, animated beings who are alive. The human race has a history of such aliveness. I can write like there’s a world depending on it, and something can crop up that makes life in the present all the more better for living.
Knowledge brings power to get along, but power should not control. Skills are valuable. There are reasons to live. The fact that we are alive is a purpose to keep on living.
But not to serve Satan at a weak point, for from human weakness comes war, violence and chaos, but we can serve God at our strongest point and give to others in need.
And I would say that the living Christ can regenerate our souls and spirits quite magnificently if in a moment of his grace we do receive it. Seventy odd years on earth with him by our side, strengthening and guiding us, followed by eternity with him, in paradise.
A simple acknowledgement of Christ can be a faith that God accepts with the promise of eternal life and lead us on a journey towards knowing the living Christ more…life can be good.