Does it matter whether you can see the results of your handiwork or not? If the story of Johnny Appleseed is to be believed and let’s just say we do, then everything he did, he walked away from, knowing full well that he would not see the results of his toil.
It takes strength of resolve and a determined heart to do things without seeing first hand the product of what we have worked so hard to accomplish.
Faith is built on such a model as this, where you believe in what you have not seen, believing that it will happen just as you had envisioned it in your mind’s eye. Believing in promises that were written hundreds of years ago to comfort and set your mind at rest.
Yet, we are result oriented people, we do not want to wait. Minute maid, minute man with minute pop tarts and all the fast food that we could gobble up. Now, even our media has become the McDonalds of social interaction. No one wants to read more than 200 words at a time. Even that could be too much at times.
Paragraphs have to be shorter and more concise or else you lose your audience to the tedium of patience and waiting for the end point.
Like now, if I do not stop this, I will lose you to Facebook or Twitter and you will be off like a jackrabbit hell bent on being entertained quickly and without fail.