Too Far, Too Fast

December 17, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

I found this writing today in going through some old pictures. It was written on the back of an announcement from where my great uncle's funeral was announced. I found it to be very appropriate for today's world so I thought I would share.  The author is unknown. 

 

We use the term "jet lag" to describe the mental and emotional upsets tht affect a  person who crosses several time zones on long air flights.

But many people in highly industrialized countries who have never traveled by air are today experiencing another type of jet lag.  It is a disorientation that strikes for much the same reason as the malady which afflicts airline pilots and passengers:  We are going too far, too fast--- in science, business, government ---every area of our lives.

These changes have left their mark on many people.  They have become apathetic: indifferent .  Or tense nd erratic.  In either case, there seems to be a feeling that they hve lost control over their lives; that forces they connot control are a t work, pushing them irresistibly towrard an unknown and fearsome destination.

Should such feelings engulf you, remember the words of a very wise and good man:  "I find in the midst of all this tragedy the conviction that the redemptive power of love is the only hope for man and the world."

Each morning , let us remember that this is the day the Lord hs made.  Let us rejoice in it, show our love for others, cherish relationships, live with and for Him.  This is the one and only sure cure for the world's "jet lag"; for being carried, too far, too fast.

 

 


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