What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; and there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2
With the exception of technological advancements, mankind is caught in a hopeless cycle of thinking, saying, and doing the same things. We are boastful, lustful, and selfish. Each generation has a different means of expressing these wicked qualities. But, none has been significantly better or worse than those before or those after. If there is any evidence of a downward spiral, it is only because the elder generation arrogantly acts as if it had never been the younger and fails to reach out to them.
Jesus Christ came into the world not to continue a cycle or spiral. He came to give us mankind an upward direction. With thought, speech, and action guided by the Holy Spirit, we can overcome any adversity, make the best of any hardship, achieve goals according to God’s will, and obtain meaningful success in this world. In addition to these, Jesus also promises us eternal life in a kingdom that has no end. The Ecclesiastical Preacher didn’t see this coming and, despite his great wisdom, he set the pattern for his kingdom to fall. The Apostles beheld the Word Made Flesh and believers in that Word are shining a great light of hope in a world of cycles and spirals of darkness.
If you are a believer, please let your light shine. If you do not belive, please step into the light.
Your Brother In Christ,
Order of Saint-Simon
Note: This post was inspired by a You Tube video posted by Dan Freeman, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8QgN3Qo4Sk&list=LLuz2HZK6TW7LkzS10hMJBCA&index=1&feature=plpp_video. His language is very vulgar. But his point must not be taken lightly.