A January 12, 2020 Parade Magazine featured some of the healthiest places in America to live. They included small-population Breckenridge, Colorado, approximately 5000 people; big-population Minneapolis, Minnesota, approximately 432,000 people; and middle-sized population Charleston, South Carolina, approximately 130,000 people. They even listed five ways people anywhere can increase their life span, including better diets, walking as a habit and living away from sea level to higher elevations.
Longevity...adding a few month or a few years to the average life spans...the siren call of the age. Ignoring the certainty of mortality—the fixation of modern medicine—we seek to keep everyone alive LONGER, even at the expense of a quality-life. Just keep ‘em breathing!
We have become so mired in this world that we CAN’T, not just WON’T, look to the next world. We’re like Simon Peter’s generation, having become so obsessed with, and accustomed to, this world—“the empty way of life handed down from your forefathers” I Peter 1:18—that we don’t find it possible to see up from the rut we’re in, or even think any other way but our rut exists.
Why are we so obsessed with living longer with SO little interest in living eternally? How can we make a good life on earth but disbelieve God can make a PERFECT one in his Heaven? Can we be so spiritually impoverished to believe that?