Sunday Morning Sermon - Aug 11 2013
he situation on the ground is received with mixed feelings. While infrastructure has improved the mindset of the people has deteriorated. Ethnic conflict is strife with the majority community taking and "Us and Them" attitude towards the minorities who have also made valuable contributions to the progress for over many centuries. Many have left the shores in search of greener pastures, peace, safety, and comfort.
glass ceiling and we are on our way to simply becoming chronicled monuments of a recent era.
This does not have to be the case. The key element missing here is maintenance, something we tend to ignore in just about every facet of our lives. We tend to neglect our bodies, and on a larger scale, tend to neglect everything around us. After all, why bother with something that works just fine for now?
This illusion is fine so long as things work well. But the moment that something falls apart, we are taken off guard by the unexpected. The evidence of such a demeanor is all around us.
Take to the roads today and tell me how you feel. Are they being properly maintained? Is the electricity service to your home steady and reliable? Is the water supply piped in constant or intermittent? Walk into a modern and state of the art building or structure built in the last decade or so, only to notice the beginning stages of neglect and decay. Or try using a service, which although recently introduced has fallen to hard
Look at your neighbor. Is he Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim or Burgher? How do you feel about him living next to you home?
Does it bother you in any way? if so, why?
When are we ever going to learn?