God Seeking pt. 3

Jul 24, 2022

[the ever advancing technologies that this generation has grown up with] “have made it possible to communicate in ever more extensive and complex ways. But they have also facilitated lifestyles where people are in touch with conversation partners on the other side of the planet, but not with next-door neighbors; where insurance lies in investments and pensions, rather than in friendships and extended families; and where face-to-face human interactions ceasing to become the encounter of choice for a generation who are used to having plentiful alternative ways to make themselves known to one another. The flipside of making ourselves more independent and self-sufficient is that we are simultaneously becoming more isolated and more alone. ... If you see the central quest of life as overcoming isolation, rather than morality, your notion of mission will change accordingly”

- Samuel Wells, from the Nazareth Manifesto