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Monday, November 28, 2011

Signs of the Times!

I just read an article disturbing enough to warrant the interruption of our current series, if only for one day. It struck a chord with me that was too powerful to ignore or put off, because it highlights the utter lack of humanity on a very basic level.

Apparently an elderly gentleman in West Virginia had a heart attack during the Black Friday melee and collapsed while shopping. Tragic as this is, what happened next is far more tragic as shoppers in their quest for the half off spatula, or the heavily discounted waffle iron stepped over this man’s still warm corpse, considering that getting their grubby hands on a worthless thing they will most likely never use was more important than seeing if the man they were stepping over needed help.

This is where moral relativism has brought us, this is the progress of which many speak with a smile on their face, this is the civilized society that we’ve created made possible only once we managed to banish God, and do away with His precepts.

Yesterday I talked about empathy, and pointed out that too few possess empathy nowadays, and this current tragedy just proves my point. It’s not that we are losing our humanity, we are slowly letting it bleed out of us, drop by precious drop, as we become so engrossed with our own selves that we no longer notice anyone or anything but our own wants and desires.

We reap what we sow, and now we are reaping the godlessness, lawlessness, covetousness, and selfishness we’ve sown for the last couple decades.

2 Timothy 3:1-5, “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!”

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

Postscript: I can't seem to shake the thought that people stepped over a dying man to get at some trinkets. What would men do in more dire circumstances I wonder? Not a happy thought but a realistic one!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Michael,

Your post is so accurate. I work as a commercial driver in Baltimore, Maryland. Aside from the rampant entitlement mentality, I regularly see selfishness beyond belief! America has fallen so far into the depths of depravity! How long before the Church repents? How long before the goodness of God expires upon us leading into His wrath? I pray it is delayed, but I know we are only beginning to see the removal of His covering upon us. God HELP us!

Anonymous said...

It is indeed shocking what callousness has become common in this nation. But know that in the "great" USA, it is even worse than stepping over a body to get a sale item. This incident happened about 30 years ago, in the midwest US, where people tend - usually - to be more helpful to each other than in the large cities. A friend of mine was working for the census in the winter, and slipped on some ice approaching someone's house and broke her leg. Note that this was long before the invention of cell phones. The occupant of the house came out, my friend was greatly relieved to see what she thought was help approaching, but all they did was drag her across the property line - they were afraid of being sued - and went back in the house. In the winter, where it is dangerously cold to someone unable to move, and leaving her there injured. I think they then actually did call for an ambulance, it's been so long I don't remember that detail, but from the rest it is clear what their priority was.