As humans, because of our capacity to reason, because of our physical strength, because our ability to create we think we are enough to make things RIGHT. But is that true, are we enough to make things right? And more importantly, are we enough to keep things right? What about you, is a life well spent, spent on the making and keeping things right?
In a world that seems more and more hopeless, maybe we are making it so. Maybe the more self obsessed we become, the more disconnected we become as people. And maybe trust can't be formed or nutured in a world where we can't connect. And where there is no trust, can things ever be made right?
A poet, warrior, king of old once said, "To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul, in you I trust, O my God." Trust in something greater than humanity, and humanities heart, humanities intellect, humanities strength only gets us where we are and where we've been and if we're real honest with ourselves, it ain't good.
But if we take the life advice of the greatest king ancient Israel ever knew, the king that brought unprecidented prosperity, territory, power and peace, king David around 1000BC asked God to,"Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long."
To live in the right and do what is right to a world gone wrong, filled with wrong, we must, if we truly are reasonable people, learn and live the advice of those who've gone before us. Will we trust in someone greater than us and follow His lead, the God that David trusted in?
The question is will we choose to learn from the wisest? Or will we just keep doing what has been proven to be irrational and wrong and will never lead to RIGHT?