Miss Kate puts together a writing challenge for a group of people called the Five Minute Friday community. We have a facebook group too! This week the word is Convenient, and I invite you to come join us.
Pondering the word convenient thoughts run through my mind.
At how this world LOVES the convenient.
Fast food galore.
Easy chairs in the theatre.
Ready made meals.
Microwaves and Insta-Pots.
Convenience surrounds us
Sometimes I wonder if all this convenience
is truly advantageous to us?
Is it acceptable or beneficial
for us to have everything so easily at hand?
This week I have seen on facebook
the easy attack on prime ministers, presidents
and smiling teenage boys.
In a day of easy convenience
It’s become agreeable and acceptable
to jump on the bandwagon
To not do the leg work.
Having a life of convenience
Has the unfortunate result of
also making us lazy.
Not wanting to take the time to make
homemade mac and cheese
Or a lasnagna made from scratch
or spend the time laughing with a loved one
when making a quick stir fry.
When did convenience get in the way
Of us truly living and thinking
through our lives.
Has it all come down to the quick fix?
The helpful short-cuts
So distracted we can’t even take the time
To talk and think
To really acknowledge what is most important?
These beneficial and time-saving
Ways filter down into
How we live out our faith
With five minute devotionals
Quick read prayer books
Where’s the deep thought into
a Bible passage?
The willingness to do the
hardwork to show God’s Glory to the
world at large?
Can we handle the backlash?
Do we understand the need for a long view approach?
Can we in this immediate gratification society
understand the need for patience and fortitude?
I don’t know in this convenience driven
Fast food culture.
Will the faithful stand?