“The problem is: We just don’t do whole things anymore. We don’t read complete books — just excerpts. We don’t listen to whole CDs — just samplings. We don’t sit through whole baseball games — just a few innings. Don’t even write whole sentences. Or read whole stories like this one. We care more about the parts and less about the entire. We are into snippets and smidgens and clips and tweets. We are not only a fragmented society, but a fragment society. And the result: What we gain is the knowledge — or the illusion of knowledge — of many new, different and variegated aspects of life. What we lose is still being understood.”
This is a quote from a story that NPR ran titled We Are Just Not Digging The Whole Anymore. I find aspects of this to be true in the church. People may say things like:
- I want to find the one verse that applies to my life.
- The children’s ministry doesn’t really matter because I don’t have kids.
- How can I continue to grow after I have gone through all of the Disciple Bible studies?
One reply on “Snippets and Smidgens of Faith”
i agree! To short of life!