A few things stood out from today's reading:
I know each generation complains about the previous one thinking about how "bad" things are with "young people these days". I worry about my kids and my grandkids growing up in such a sinful world where Christianity is increasingly under attack. I worry about them facing a world where there are no wrong behaviours and "if it feels good then do it" attitudes abounding everywhere. I worry about the normalcy they will grow up in where God's specific plans for each gender (male and female) as complimentary partners are dismissed and instead individuals are replaced as non-gender (even removing gender from driver's licenses?!) and celebrated as progressive and trailblazing. Noisy movements to support abortion and euthanasia are in the forefront of many news stories and pop culture normalizes it. Our kids are immersed in this reality. It's scary. However, we can take comfort that God is the beginning and the end. We can teach the next generation that God is our guide and that He is eternal. He does not change even when the society we live in does change.
We all die. Rich people die. Poor people die. Old people die. Even sometimes young people die. All the money and power does't stop the inevitable. Our earthly possessions, everything we've worked for, can't stop our deaths from happening. We become as worthless as a dead animal even despite all we've managed to accumulate on earth. It is sometimes hard to not get caught up in building up treasures because we do like our stuff but let us not let it get in the way of lasting treasures like building the kingdom of God and sharing last gifts of love and time with others.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Psalm 1-2, 10, 33, 66