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OUR GENERATION


WHAT WILL BE SAID OF OUR GENERATION?
A generation blinded by wealth where poverty cannot be seen.
A generation who talks about feeding the hungry
while paying for Weight Watchers because they can’t stop eating.
A generation that believes in sheltering the homeless,
as long as they’re not near their own over-bloated homes.
A generation that worries about their growing status and expanding pleasures
while children are worried about empty bellies and fragile futures.

WHAT WILL BE SAID OF OUR GENERATION?
A generation that is more globally aware than any other
generation yet is obsessed with celebrity reality shows and stock market results.
A generation that is technologically brilliant yet socially stunted.
A generation that knows things ARE getting better but is afraid to finish the job.
A generation that is torn between self-indulgence and self-righteousness.

WHAT WILL BE SAID OF OUR GENERATION?
There is enough food for everyone.
Churches have more roofs than there are homeless.
Most diseases that kill are preventable.
The lack of education is fixable.

WHAT WILL BE SAID OF OUR GENERATION?
We prayed for the poor while building bigger barns.
We preached for justice while closing our eyes.
We fought sex trafficking while watching pornography.
We judged the homosexual while worshipping our idols.

WHAT WILL BE SAID OF OUR GENERATION?
We ignored building God’s Kingdom while building our own.
We gossiped of our brothers and sisters while singing songs to our Creator.
We multi-tasked and networked while sitting alone.
We opened our mouths to poverty while closing our wallets to solution.

BUT WHAT COULD BE SAID OF OUR GENERATION?
We tithed our first 10%, creating a mass of wealth that stunned the world and ended extreme poverty.
We adopted the orphan, ending the foster system as we know it.
We supported organizations like International Justice Mission, declaring that the end of slavery would happen on our watch.
We sponsored children around the world through Compassion International, ensuring them an education, antiviral HIV drugs and an introduction to faith.

WHAT SHOULD BE SAID OF OUR GENERATION?
We decided that the gates of hell would not prevail and good would win over evil.
We decided that the most important part of a church service is what happens once we leave the parking lot.
We decided that it doesn’t profit to gain the whole world but lose our soul.
We decided that God is close to broken hearts and crushed spirits.

WHAT DO I HOPE WILL BE SAID OF OUR GENERATION?
We shunned consumerism and found joy in minimalism.
We ignored the American dream and pursued God’s pleasure.
We simplified our lives so that others could simply live.
We preached always and occasionally spoke words.

*excerpt taken from “The Power of an Orange Chair” by Ken Burkey