Sometimes when I’m driving around our neighborhood, it seems like everyone has disappeared even though I know someone has to be home because their cars are in the driveway and the lights are on. We seem to be an antisocial society anymore; “won’t you be my neighbor” appears to have been replaced by “I’m busy, what do you want?” We truly seem to be living in a “ME” driven world and have equipped our cocoons with everything to entertain and tantalize. We have everything from cable to the internet to our very precious cell phones to keep us occupied. It even seems like we have replaced the window glass in our homes with mirrors so we can concentrate on all of “OUR” wants and needs; forget anyone else including, at times, other family members.
What’s reflected below was primarily written for all of us as a wake up call, to heed the warning and change the priorities of our lives; God first, others second, and finally ourselves on the tail end. Who knows; we may just get a different perspective on life standing in the back of the line looking forward…
2 Timothy 3:1-4 (NLT) You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God.
By Stephen R. Wilson
One more selfie, one last tweet
A glance at Facebook before I leave,
I’m dressed to impress with a killer smile
It’s all about me and my impeccable style.
I’m off to my career, I’m highly degreed
They are lucky to have me and my pedigree,
Even though I’m just starting, I demand a high pay
Entitlement is my game and I know how to play.
Mirror, mirror on the wall
Who’s the fairest of them all,
I would think it must be me
For my face is the only one I see.
My parents call but have no time for such stuff
I may call them next week if they have any luck,
They said they were concerned and would pray for me
I would rather they leave me alone and let me be.
I don’t have time for Jesus or make believe
I’m doing just fine, just being me,
What would my friends think if I changed my view?
They love me the way I am and I do too.
Mirror, mirror on the wall
Who’s the smartest of them all,
I used to be backward and so naïve
I proved them all wrong just look at me!
My new apartment is something to see
It has every amenity, fits me to a T,
All of this room and it’s only just me
Until I find that someone and give them a key.
Suddenly a shout and a trumpet sounds
My whole world shakes and comes crashing down,
I cry Lord, Lord save me please
“I never knew you” was the response I received.
Mirror, mirror smashed on the ground
Fragments of myself just lying around,
I feel so lost and so very afraid
I traded my soul for a selfish charade.