Saturday, November 14, 2015

The Fallen Bikes

Recently, I visited the Swedish capital. Stockholm is not widely known for its bikes; however, they were all over the city, and despite the icy roads and pavements, many biked their way around the city. It was interesting, nevertheless, to see how many of these bikes were on the floor. The fallen bikes lied there, forgotten. It reminded me of the society we live in, whereby we forget or put aside the fallen people who live around us. Our society does not look towards the fallen, we prefer to never acknowledge this reality. Our individualistic well being is more important than anything. The sense of community, of communion with our fellow person is gone. Maybe a return to the old ways, or a more Christian understanding of society is crucial, in order to find our potential towards each other. We, therefore, need to remember what we read in the Bible, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ 

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