You feel it in the NFL.
You sense it with your favorite brand.
You have reluctantly acknowledged it with your favorite movie star.
It’s no longer there in all that you buy.
They have become politicized, rapacious, repugnant, cowardly, greedy, weak, petty and worse, you can’t unknow this, there’s too much information, too many people online, a mad rush of data and takes and notifications ensuring no escape, no respite.
It’s all not working, nothing is how it’s supposed to be.
Your passions are dying.
You can’t give yourself to anyone nor anything, not fully, because none of it can live up to your still-lowered expectations because it’s simply not possible, they are not here for you or about you or because of you, and you can’t avoid this truth, besides, they also face all the madness, all the monotony, all the gushing words and sounds and images.
Might this be for our good?
We are being made to confront the truth: all will fail us, all can never be as the-all-things we desire, and maybe this pushes us to embracing what we know to be true: God is good, God is great, God is where we can give our passions without fail.
Keep looking, but there is only one center.
Jesus: “Ye know how to discern the face of the heaven; but ye cannot discern the signs of the times.“
If God is here, there, everywhere, then God is also where our technology is and if so, then maybe God is inside our technology, maybe even directing it. Jesus healed with his voice. How soon are we to replicating this?
Alexa, have the nanobot in my gut heal my heartburn!
It’s a start.
As our technology nears mirroring the fantastical and miraculous in the Bible, is that a sign of us moving closer to God?
I want to believe yes.
We all want to believe.