Tuesday, June 27, 2006

"The Most Perfect Generation"

Usually, one of my favorite things about Relevant Magazine is Cameron Strang's column First Word. Cameron is the president and founder of Relevant. Anyway, his article in the most recent issue (July_August 2006) is spot on (as the English prefer to say). Here's just a taste... After reading the feedback that poured in surrounding a discussion on a recent RELEVANT Podcast, I realized something about our generation that is truly amazing. Did you know we have a gift that has literally bypassed every other generation? One that is so significant, so unique, it affects many of our thoughts and action on a daily basis. In a nutshell, we're faultless. It's really a wonderful thing being perfect. We know so much more than everyone else, we're able to spot flaws in almost everything. And, being good stewards of this gift, we make it a point to let others know what we think. Continually. Several faces of people I've encountered came to mind -- people who always have an opinion, that is to say, they always feel the need to voice an opinion -- often with no mind towards being helpful, useful or constructive. And then I realized that this is ME -- a lot of the time -- I'm so quick to judge, quick to point out other people's faults, quick to question their motives. And so I apologize. I apologize for being arrogant, for assuming that my way of seeing the world is the best way, of being quick to criticize and slow contribute in meaningful ways. "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. Foor in the same say you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." (Mt. 7:1,2 - TNIV)


Dave said...

I felt the same way about that article.

Anonymous said...

I really like you. I think one of the ways that will excite or motivate you to write more is when you know others are reading and responding back with their opinions? =D

ckd said...

Of course comments are always a motivator to post more.

The enemy of more posts is time.