|in·fra·struc·ture n. . An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.|
I was watching a History Channel documentary on the aging material infrastructure in the United States. Infrastructure is crucial for our survival and has great potential for disaster if not maintained or improved.
Here it comes...it got me thinking (again)...
We also have a spiritual infrastructure,
and its maintenance is imperative!
Weak foundations of buildings, tunnels, bridges, dams, etc. present a substantial risk of catastrophic collapse. If our faith foundation is weak, it too will collapse, destroying our moral compass. Maintaining a close relationship with God is the concrete and rebar of our spiritual life.
If roads remain in disrepair, the cracks and potholes will continue to expand - impeding fluid movement from one point to the other or worse yet, causing us to disappear into a dark abyss. If we fail to acknowledge the cracks and potholes (sin) in our lives and refrain from asking for His forgiveness and mercy, our joyful path will be fraught with continuous detours of hopelessness and despair.
“Everyone who listens to these words of mine and
acts on them will be like a wise man who built
his house on rock.
The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew
and buffeted the house. But it did not collapse;
it had been set solidly on rock."