I love the U2 song Zooropa and the title to this post comes from that song. During the band's ZooTV tour in the mid 90's, they used massive amounts of over stimulation to draw attention to the desperately lost condition of the culture at that time. Unfortunately it continues today. Zooropa came from that period.
You can see the lyrics at this link
Out of control CONSUMERISM is one of the most in-vogue drugs of our day. Whether it is materialism or all kinds of entertainment(all pleasure based stuff) we are numbing ourselves and in turn we are probably among the weakest people emotionally in the world. It doesn't bode well for our country with the dangers and challenges that we face today here at home and abroad.
( side note: Our government actually uses war and self serving foreign policy to defend this over-indulgent lifestyle.)
And the Church is not in any better condition. Maybe even worse because we are unaware of the effects it has had on us. We face two dilemmas. We are numb also but we are terribly confused. We cover up our greed for money and things by calling it "God's Blessing." If we really take an honest look at ourselves do we really believe we deserve all we have because of......WHAT? I mean, come on. How can we possibly believe this God we believe in finds us so much more worthy of blessing and ease of life over some beautiful believer in Africa trying to save her three children dying of AIDS or malaria or starvation?
http://www.miniature-earth.com/ watch the short clip at this link
I'm being awakened to this condition that has been a part of me. I'm asking Him to show me the way out.