Couple months ago, a visitor to the blog posted this comment:
I too attended the Mission Learning Day and appreciated your comments. I’ve been meditating this week on our culture’s self-imposed isolationism, and I recall your story about going out of your way to meet new neighbors, yet never having had that hospitality reciprocated when you’re moved into a new neighborhood. I think that thought is right on point, and this “disconnect” between neighbors is a symptom, if not the root, of a lack of social responsibility. I’m curious whether you plan to visit this idea in future blog posts and/or sermons?
I’ve been meaning to respond to this because I’ve been thinking about it alot. Why? Because it’s an issue.
Why are we more lonely than ever? Are we?
Is it “self-imposed” isolationism?
Why is it so tough to be a good neighbor?
In a technological world that aims to get all of us more connected, does this aid or detract from connectedness?
In short, what do you think?