The Culture of NOW

  • By Rev. Millie Kim
  • Associate Pastor
  • April 24, 2015
We live in a culture where "NOW" is so very important -- healthy now, wealthy now, successful now, comfortable now, having stuff now -- "living your best life now." Some people even sacrifice tomorrow to enjoy "NOW." In such a culture of carpe diem and instant gratification, we Christians are literally set apart from the world and living an alternative life that is future oriented, God-centered, and heaven-bound. For us who believe, "living your best life now" is not a true or accurate statement. Life as it is now is NOT the best it gets. For us "the best is yet to come." Your future will not be like your life now. It will be infinitely better. I am not trying to push an ascetic lifestyle. But I wish we all could live with anticipation and hope for the future, so that things of the world can grow a little bit dimmer. I see each and every day people stressing over what to eat, what to wear, what to drive, where to go for vacation, etc. There is so much more to life than those. Slow down. Relax. Meditate. Pray.