April 18, 2012 § Leave a comment
Went for a play the other day at the Actor’s Studio, Lot 10. It was about Human Trafficking. the topic was serious, with lashings of painful realities surfacing. The horrible actions, words and results of people’s lack of convictions, and sometimes; oftentimes – sanity. It was alarming. It was terrible. But the very worst thing about it was knowing it was real.
After you hear of these things “happening all the time”, there is a danger that you begin to think that this is how our society is going to be from now on. That once it’s started, it cannot stop. because we are powerless to do anything about it.
But I think history has proven that that’s not necessarily the case. It’s a matter of the human will and the human will to do something about it. Human wills can be directed anywhere. Politics has recognised that, and politics continues to. But we, as the humans in question, don’t direct our own wills.
That’s the danger.
Life tells us these days that we lack choice. We lack the power of making the important choice to have our minds heard, our hearts set at rest; and our lives to be restored. We lack the ability to be responsible for these small and big things alike, simply because in the society we live in today, everything is out of our hands. It has made us who we are. We can’t do anything about that either.
We have been assigned by God the task of keeping His creations in good order and thriving. This means keeping the responsibility for ourselves and for the resources we’ve been entrusted with. With the lives who are to come, and the nations that are to rise. With the direction of economy, politics and culture in these. It doesn’t stop today simply because Adam sinned.
Responsibility is the key.
Have we forgotten our stakes in the land?
Do they no longer belong to us?
Do we no longer lay claim to them?
But a dream was not stopped because of dry inspiration
it was because we chose to do ‘other things’…
And these were things everybody else did
So as to continue with the tradition.