Let's face it. Disposable items are a first-world problem. I am guilty of using most--- Kcups, ziplock bags, cleaning wipes, bottled water, and the list goes on.
We are a "throw-away" culture. So here is my thought for the day.... Have our one-time use convenience items so permeated our human experience that we can think it is true of each other? As divorce rates show, only about 50% of couples stay that way for life. Even within our own homes & families, relationships can go days, weeks, (dare I say months?) without a meaningful spoken word of love or encouragement. I cannot fathom not speaking to family members over petty matters like, money, possessions, or different views on life. But, it happens. As a teacher, I see parents who 'give up' raising their kids, because it's too difficult... Making for grandparents scrambling to clean up the garbage-of-a-mess now created.
With the exception of sitting around the Thanksgiving table....ahem, once a year....too many families fall into this disposable human relationship conundrum.
Again, this may not be you. But in a subtle way, is it? Do you avoid phone calls? Do you make phone calls? Write notes? Is there ANYONE you have disposed of who deserves a moment of your time?
Again, just a thought. Here is a reminder from what God would have us do about this: