I just saw a headline- new Iphone- thinner, faster.
It is disturbing that our society values the same characteristics for our machines as we do for ourselves. We want to be slim, sleek, and quick. We run, we diet, and if that fails, we wear spanx.
Is that why we disregard both the unborn and the very old? They do not fit in with our accepted adjectives.
We talk about ourselves being connected, plugged in, wired for certain things.
What happened to the things Jesus compared us to- lilies, birds, sheep? Simple things with profound mystery to them.
Instead of being connected to everyone, anytime, anywhere, can we just sit in the quiet and be still with the One who knew us from before the creation of time?
I am not thin, I am not fast.
I can sit. I can pray. I can listen to the God who made me and will be here when all the shiny trinkets are gone.