We had so much leisure,
But never enough rest.
We had so much wealth,
But valued all the wrong things.
We were prosperous in many ways,
But in many more we were unfruitful.
We had the best healthcare in history,
But we still made ourselves sick.
We had the best survival rates for infants,
But we prevented many from being born.
We built our cities greater than cathedrals,
But we let our society go to ruin.
We could predict the weather like never before,
But we still built our houses on the sand.
We developed crops that could withstand devastation,
But we overworked and poisoned the soil.
We produced enough food to feed the world twice over,
But many still went hungry.
We had the world as our oyster,
But we missed the pearl of great price.
We forgot the Sabbath, and did not keep it holy,
But God did not forget, and now is his season of rest.