[easyazon_link identifier=”B005723KXK” locale=”US” tag=”tidbitofexp-20″]What Matters Most: How We Got the Point but Missed the Person[/easyazon_link] definitely provided a lot of arguments showing how we have let the person-to-person relationships in our lives fall to the wayside. “Faith is not vested in creeds, or invested in institutions, but vetted in relationships. (Sweets)” I have mentioned my lack of being able to trust others in a couple of blogs of mine. This book reminds me that God created humans in such a manner that they have to have relationships with others in order to survive and thrive. God also stresses that we are to go and gather with other believers in order to stay strong in our beliefs.
I can remember many times in my life how other people have definitely helped me reach a new level in my life. I have been a manager for many years, and I always got a lot of heat for caring more about my employees and their needs than making the ultimate dollar. However, I was richly blessed with having reached quotas on a regular base. I firmly believe that has a lot to do with God rewarding me for taking care of our employees.
I was very impressed with the authors way of making a solid argument to help people see how their actions are messing up our world. I am a firm believer that this author is right, so I was just shaking my head in agreement with him. We need to get back to going to see our neighbors and also take the time to visit others. (I’m also talking to myself as well in that regard.)
I can remember when I was growing up I knew all of my neighbors for MANY miles around due to the fact that while riding horses, I stopped and got to know everyone around me. I am eager to ride our bikes and get to know others around where I live now. However, to be honest, in our society I have become a bit leery of doing that. I keep reminding myself, I shouldn’t be worried about it like I am because when I grew up I was harmed more by what happened at home than by my being out and about in my neighborhood.
I recommend this book!! I also feel we need to work on building our relationships more than what we are doing.
What truly matters most to you? Do you see this same decline where you live?