The systems of life hum accordingly
Every day, every year, every century
But, everywhere humans go things get worse
Can’t you tell through the smoke in the dirty city
And now they’re down to 250 lone souls
They’re a breed of a losing generation it seems
The killers are ourselves so you know who to blame
It was man with his plan and his frightening greed
I don’t think we’ll ever leave them alone.
Losing Generation by Bad Religion
The words might as well have been written today, but truth is this song was part of Bad Religion’s 1983 album and to think I was a high school senior then!
It seems rather frightening to think that we have been singing/talking about losing a generation for generations. The church has become like so many other so called leaders in that we are better at the rhetoric of crisis than we are that the action of change. In other words, we would rather yell, “Fire!” than pick up a bucket, find some water and fight the fire.
It’s time to stop talking and yelling and fighting.
It is time to boldly declare the great and mighty works of God to this and every generation.
We can’t remain silent, but we must have something more to say than, “Danger! Danger!”
Someone please pick up a bucket!