As I continue to observe our postmodern culture and the influence on our youth, I get most concerned about their apathy. Nothing seems to excite our youth. They do not seem to be inspired. They seem to be coasting.
I refer to it as a spirit of casualness. They appear too cool to care and make fun of people who get really juiced about something. Even my daughters have been made fun of - you don’t want to be accused of being a “track freak”- (which means you practice everyday.)
This may be a by-product of affluence. I have players who have been everywhere and done everything- so there is nothing left to excite them.
It could be a by-product of our postmodern consumerism. It is a radical departure from our Puritan and reformed heritage.
“The frequently caricatured puritan ideals of asceticism, self denial, fixed boundaries that would lead to delayed enjoyment, saving for a rainy day and marriage for life are clearly out of kilter with the culture of the so called me generation that does its own thing and where anything goes.” (Lyon, Jesus in Disneyland)
Consumerism affects what inspires us, what excites us, and what connects us.
What caricatures your life?
The Kingdom of Christ or The Kingdom of Consumerism
Excited by the Glory of God or My Goods on Display?
Inspired by The Love of Christ and stories that tell that narrative or Flamboyancy- “What is bigger-better-cooler?”
Connected by a love of people or a love of things?
Please pray for me. I want to find a spark to inspire a football team. And right now I feel like all the kindling is wet.