The way I see it, the world is growing more loose, myself included - even given my best restraint. And I don't allude to the morality of it all (or lack thereof), but the looseness of anchor. The way we yield ourselves to less and less of things of mass, of depth, of value. Things that are not transient or peripheral, but solid and everlasting. Investing our time into intense study, which gives our character the attention it needs to keep uprooting and perfecting. Instead, Satan keeps working to disintegrate our muscle of discipline so that we become sustained from a "flopping" kind of existence. Flopping from one stimulation to the next. Never letting our roots really sink into anything of value.
But I love this quote about how anchored Christ is. He is so effective because His power comes from such a deep place. It inspires me to be more of the same type of person. Slow down, and give real, focused energy to what matters. What really lifts and makes life all around me better.
"The Lord woks from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out the slums. Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature." Ezra Taft Benson
Upward and onward,