If you haven’t heard yet, Obama has another 4 years. If you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably seen all the ecstatic statuses about moving forward and progress.
I just want to say that forward motion is not always a good thing. It kind of depends on what’s in front of you. What if moving forward means you fall off a cliff or crash into the car in front of you? Before we celebrate this moving the nation forward, I think we need to take a hard look at the destination. If you think that total moral relativism and an eventual banishment of religious voices (of any sort) in the public square are good things, well then carry on with your rejoicing. Because that is likely where we will end up.
Progress, like forward motion, is not always good. It can cause problems, admittedly sometimes unforeseen. For instance, the industrial revolution was progress. It gave us some good things, but it also created all kinds of problems that we are still dealing with today. We have pollution and constant struggles over workers’ rights to name just two. Now, I’m not saying that we need to go back to the way things were before the industrial revolution and the technology that resulted. I’m just saying, we need to think about whether the perceived benefits are worth the consequences before we progress.
I can’t change the results of the election. I don’t have to like the results. But I do have to deal with them. And I will. Perhaps the next 4 years won’t be as bad as many people think they will be. I hope they are just overly worried people. But only time will tell and though it scares me a little to not know what is in store, I know that Christ has overcome the troubles this world brings. And that makes me feel a whole lot better.
Peace and blessings.