We are a culture in crisis. Recently the nation marked the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. We remembered the devastation of New Orleans and surrounding region. What struck me in the news coverage was the impact that calamity still has on the people who experienced it. Roads have been restored, buildings have been rebuilt. The economy is rebounding, but the deep emotional and psychological wounds of the people are still there.
I find myself comparing our current cultural crisis to Hurricane Katrina. On the outside we see signs of prosperity and the good life...drill down to the personal level however, and we see that the impact on our cultural psyche is enormous. We look strong, but we are probably weaker than we have ever been as a nation.
Communities are deteriorating, families are breaking, children are dying and yet, we go about our business as if nothing is happening. It's time to call a 'state of emergency' and respond to our cultural crisis with all urgency.
Take Away: It's time to call a 'state of emergency' and respond to our cultural crisis with all urgency.