Listening to Sirius (satellite radio) tonight, I heard the song from Aerosmith "Living on the Edge." The line in the song goes, "There's something wrong in the world today..." And then it goes on to explain all the things that are wrong. All I can say is that for a change, Aerosmith got it right.
There is something wrong in the world today - the same thing that has been wrong through out the years. It is called "sin". I know that it isn't PC to talk of sin today for it might make someone feel bad about themselves. But perhaps we need to call sin - sin. It is a sin when a person of authority is not shown respect. It is a sin when a person in authority doesn't show respect. It is a sin to be a racist. It is also a sin to label something "racism" when it isn't. It is a sin to hate someone just because. It is also a sin to show disrespect to parents, to siblings, to neighbors and to complete strangers. It is a sin to openly shout out at someone when you should be silent. It is also a sin to be hypocritical and say that the person should be rebuked when you yourself has done it.
There is something wrong in the world today - it doesn't want Jesus Christ. It claims it can live without Him. Remove true Christian prayer from school and then wonder why a boy is beaten by two others on a school bus on the way to Belleville West. Try to remove "In God we trust" from money and "One nation under God" from the pledge and then wonder why the president and the congress are doing wrong so often. They are serving their god and not the God. Can we expect anything else (from both sides of the aisle!).
How do you correct things? Confess your sin, believe in Jesus as your Lord and Savior, follow Him only and live at true peace and in true love with one another. Sounds simple. It is - except that there is something wrong in the world today...