Generations ago, the majority of the North American population used to congregate every Sunday morning to the local church where their voices would join together in hymn. Delivering praise and thanks to the heavens above.
Neighbours and friends would visit face, with talk of troubled times or celebrated victory’s. Charity was personally bestowed upon those of need. Personal human connection soothed and healed.
Now fast forward to the present…
The general impression with the new generation is that we’ve lost our faith in religion, especially in the high paced corporation of Alberta. We spend our Sunday’s playing with our fancy toys, loaned to us by creditors, boats, snowmobile’s, ATV’s, fifth wheel trailers. The few precious days we have away from our career’s, we feel, are better spent burning fuel in our fancy chariots, or intoxicating ourselves with alcohol in front of VLT’s, to rid our minds of the stressful week past…or yet to come. After all, why participate in social gatherings at church, when all can be taken care of with a tweet or post. Those supposed, “faithful servants” that do still attend the holly worship on their weekends, seemingly do so now, more so, to promote business.
Yes, back in the days of horse and cart we gave our thanks to the lord. “The lord will provide, the lord will heal, the lord will save!”
Today we say, “Imperial Oil will provide, Cenovus will give us health care, Shell will help us create debt equal to the Jones’s.”
So ladies and gentlemen, have we indeed lost up our faith in religion?…Or have we just changed gods?