Further musings on sadness and society in the latest Touching Base over at the Wardman Wire, following on from Blue Monday last week. A brief flavour:
(After Genesis 2) When things go wrong in the next chapter, work becomes frustrating, relationships break down, God becomes distant, and Adam becomes dis-eased within himself and starts to experience shame and guilt. The breakdown of key relationships, loss of purpose in life and loss of fulfillment in activity, all are corrosive of happiness.
The next generation faces the crucial choice: be happy for what you have and thank God (Abel), or get angry about what you haven’t got and lash out (Cain).