By: Susan Bea Good
“As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.” (I Timothy 6:17-19/ESV)
It looks to me that the Baby Boomers are making their final contributions to America and the world. This is the group that shopped while prayer was being kicked out of the public schools, and partied while the supreme court ruled abortion to be a constitutional right. This is also the generation bringing us Donald Trump.
At this point it is truly “pearls thrown before the swine” to continue trying to convince the Amelia-“Trump Supporter” and the Tom-“Deplorable” demographic. These folks are not wise, and have no desire to truly persevere. They refuse all information from references outside of their narrow worldview. Real life issues faced by “others” are irrelevant in their closed minds. Decidedly rigid on all subjects, they are quite sure there is nothing left to learn.
I will admit that I was taken aback this past year at these Boomers’ attitudes in regards to this election. The phenomenon of DT has revealed that age and experience can be wasted. Indeed, as the old folks like to jab, “Youth is wasted on the young,” well, I think this year we need to acknowledge that “Wisdom is not mandated at maturity.”
I was born at the tail end of the Baby Boom generation, but I choose to listen, learn, and love. Does that statement sound self-righteous? I have often been accused of that. However, those voices don’t deter me in the slightest. I hope to continue to see and serve the poor, the desperate, the abused, the struggling, and the lost. I have heeded the calls of Scripture, therefore I do not fear the future or doubt God’s sovereignty today.
Time is running out. This may be the last call for Baby Boomers to do what’s right.
“This blogger’s hope is to be an encouragement to faithful Christ-followers as they recognize God’s Big Picture and purpose to participate in it. Adonai Eloheinu!”