IN 1962, Peter, Paul and Mary recorded a song called “Where have all the flowers gone?” In the song is the line “When will we ever learn?”
Listening to the daily news regarding local and worldwide affairs, that thought came to me about humankind never seeming to fully learn from the past.
Today’s world is vastly different to that of seven months ago, but are we really learning from the effects of those ‘lockdown’ months.
As I look back over the years of my life. I ask myself the question, “How much have I really learnt from all those different experiences that I have encountered throughout my life?”
No doubt we can all ask ourselves the same question.
In the gospels we read of two occasions where Jesus Christ fed multitudes with just a few small loaves and fishes, to the amazement of them and his disciples.
These same disciples had been a part of both of those miracles and had seen the effect on the lives of the people who were fed, but we read later that they had not fully understood the significance and impact of those occasions.
Jesus had to impress upon them that those lessons would be of great benefit in their future lives.
The lessons of today can be of great benefit to us all in future days.
Something to Think About is supplied by Churches Together in Evesham and District