Monday, April 12, 2021

Reflection for the Week - April 12

It seems to me Western culture is increasingly one of dislocation and fragmentation. Modernist notions of stability and permanence are rightly being shattered, as they were rooted in deception. In its place, however, postmodern nomads now wander from here to there - to nowhere, and this is not primarily a physical or geographical phenomenon, it pertains to the way some folks view life. False certainty has been replaced by false uncertainty. Flitting from this to that and back again is so common today. Many attempt to re-invent themselves by the hour. No home, no boundaries, no commitments – drifting. Yet, these powerful, persuasive, and misleading images often peddled by our culture and embraced by the crowd, leave us destitute and floundering. In light of the waning credibility of modernism, nomadic postmodernism is not a viable option. We’re worth more than that and thus have to explore other possibilities that take this key factor seriously and then go from there.