Friday, October 1, 2010

For the Next Generation

Seldom do we take the opportunity to try to reconcile immediate priorities with the long-term consequences for our children and grandchildren. One could argue that this is the very time when we have to stretch our horizons and to pay more attention to the legacy we are creating for our grand-children and great-grand-children.
Why should I look after future generations?

What have they done for me?
 The answer is that future generations will not pay your bills next month but they will be paying our tax bills because we have run up the national debt. Indeed, that is our financial payback from future generations. Now is the time for doing something for future generations in an expression of faith and hope that human beings all over the world share a common citizenship. During the time we have on this earth, we should try to make it a better place than we received from our parents and grandparents. 


  1. This reminds me of what is going on in my church right now. I attend a church filled with members who are very set in their ways. They see children as little people that need to be shuffled off to Sunday school.

    I see them as our future. They will be the ones righting what we've done wrong. They will be the ones to clean up our messes, and they will be the ones responsible for carrying on the love of Christ.

    We must teach our children. We must teach them to be the hands and feet of Christ, so that the motivation behind doing wonderful things will be pure and full of love.

  2. It will take a lot more than empty words and contradictory politics, Pastor. I hope you join us in November to make the changes that are required. Otherwise, what you preach and what you do will remain at odds.