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!