I've been reading an essay these days by Dr. Bob Moosehead, the theologian from the USA. Below are parts of his essay.
He writes: "The paradox of our time is: We have high buildings, but low tolerance, wide highways, but narrow views...We have more comfort, but less time...We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values... We have added years to life, but not life to years. We come to the moon, but no longer to the door of the neighbor. We have conquered space, but not the space within us... We have purified the air, but polluted the souls. We can split atoms, but not our prejudices.
Remember to give more time to those you love because they will not always be with you. Say a good word to those who now look at you with enthusiasm from below, because these little creatures will soon grow up and will no longer be with you..... Go hand in hand and appreciate the moments when you are together, for one day this man will no longer be beside you...".
I must say, some sentences have made me think. It is like this, one loves the here and now, but thinks less about the valuable and perhaps even less about tomorrow. Of course you can change that. It costs energy. You may also have to go new ways. But it is worth it. Please think about it! In Divine services one often gets a different way of thinking, but also the strength to change the way