Wednesday, June 27, 2012

How Quickly We Forget

The United States is a country with freedom of religion in which Christianity has flourished and teamwork has been taught. With the assistance of our allies in World War II in the 1940’s, we literally conquered the world, then set it free and helped the countries rebuild. What a team we were and what a great achievement, a modern miracle.
    In the 1950’s and 60’s we formed a team for space exploration. It too was an awesome team that made it possible to transport humans from earth to the moon. For the first time in history, it became possible to view the entire earth from a distance and it helped us understand how precious our planet is. What a team we had and what a remarkable achievement, another modern miracle.
    Building on what we learned in our efforts to travel to the moon, we placed communication satellites in space above the earth and with the help of smaller and faster computers and more sophisticated communication equipment, we have made it possible to electronically communicate with virtually anyone anywhere on the surface of the earth. It was achieved by human teamwork, this time a team made up of people from all over the world. It is clearly another modern miracle.
    With that in mind, it strikes me as being a little odd that having viewed these great miracles, humans around the world today seem to find themselves wandering in the wilderness like the ancient Hebrews in the Old Testament of the Bible who didn’t see the significance of caring for each other and working together. Why are we wringing our hands over our financial problems instead of confidently relying on teamwork and the joy of the challenge to do what has to be done?
    If through teamwork we achieved the ability to travel to the moon and create virtually instantaneous global communication, we surely have the ability to solve our global financial problems. It will take time and occasionally involve risks and failures, but our problems will get solved and we will learn from our efforts and become better people.
        Robert C. Frank
        Author of: Christ’s Team