The current generation of millennials; where are they headed? Is there any hope that these future leaders of the world will be able to do just that-lead?
Remember the first TV actions’ series; Buck Rodgers, The Lone Ranger, the Green Hornet? And how about black and white TV and 7” round TV screens. Those were the good old days, as Archie Bunker would sing in the opening scene of “All in the Family.”
You could wake up and no overnight shootings were on the news. People, somehow respected other people and their possessions. Young students (most) looked forward to their college studies, while a lot followed their fathers to the mills or other blue collar careers. Everything appeared peaceful and we all lived as friendly neighbors.
Jump ahead 40 to 50 years, and if we were asleep during this transition we may have hitched a ride to a different planet, where there were no longer rules that made sense. The easy way for a future looked like this; don’t think about a career, just bunker down with mom and dad-they’ll pay the way through life until something that interests you comes along. Feeling depressed? Find a corner drug dealer and ease yourself into a mind-adjusting fix, where there’s no pain, no hassle about doing something with your life, and of course like LSD used to do in the 50’s take a ride on the wild side.
Has anyone out there come to grips with the pattern of Opioids and a drug culture that has hit politicians, movie stars, athletes, and those we used to look up to as heroes. Not anymore!
Want to write a new story that will turn on many young millennials and become a best seller that too many have been trying to emulate their future on? It’s already being set on home-made movie sets in each city by our future leaders. The stage is set and the outcome may be a lesson in disaster that many of us in the older generation can only feel aghast about.
I began to pen an article titled “One Soul at a Time” where the Lord spoke to me with these words; “Save my people, one person at a time. As in the days of old (Old Testament) while journeying through the desert, I had to withdraw My Grace because My people would not listen. Their hearts were set on too many things that they wanted, but did not need. Yes, they needed Me but lost that thought through greed, avarice, sensuality, and lust. Lust for evil and turning gravitated to those idols that can not speak, or hear, walk or perform deeds. This is what My concern is for your world that is going the same direction.”
We must always remember the adage that those who forget the past are most likely to repeat it. Beware the New-age proponents who promise a life of ease without hardships, suffering, and oh yes poverty. These are real tenets of life and too many millennials have placed themselves ahead of God, and what is worse a world without God. These words may prophesy a future world none of us wants to see or become part of. Yet, the future is not a far-off existence that doesn’t really mean anything. In the blink of an eye we will all be changed.
What about us? We are the hands of God, doing His Will while here on earth. Our task from God is an attempt to guide these young people, misled as many are, to seek and find the refuge needed to come back to the Lord and find the true meaning of His Creation. There is a mantra to the Blessed Mother that says that very prayer. “Oh blessed Mary, Mother of God, we seek and find refuge under your protection.” From Marian devotions and an especially powerful prayer in October the month of the rosary. Seek the Holy Mother of God for the protection of our world!
Ralph B. Hathaway, August 21, 2019