How beautiful and fleeting life is.
It is in trying to make it stay, trying to hold it tight, trying to keep it from changing, trying to stop it from being interesting and unexpected, that we make so much trouble for ourselves.
Right now, we are experiencing the due penalty of the American zeitgeist of arrogance, greed, and gluttony. Mass formation psychosis is a bona fide human condition, a group hypnosis closely connected with the rise of 20th-century totalitarian regimes. It’s the reason logic doesn’t matter anymore, the reason we’re divided into “us” and “them” camps, and the reason why the brainwashed need to keep tuning in for their daily dose of programming.
Greedy desire for carnal self-security has put us all at risk together. This isn’t the first time, and it won’t be the last.
But it also doesn’t have to ruin your day. You can rediscover the meaning of trust and reflection of Christ in the worship of his name. You can put aside clinging to the past, trying to control the future, and believing in permanent profit. You can embrace the ongoing transience of the present now:
Eat simply. Relax modestly. Follow your convictions and cultivate authentic friendships with real people as a son of the Father, as a vassal of the King, and as a temple of the Holy Ghost.
Transience is. Seasons are. Life is there, then gone again. Joy is the satisfaction of knowing that God gave you this moment too.
Till angel cry and trumpet sound,
The Mad Christian