"Thus the last will be first, and the first will be last."
- Today's Gospel Mt 20:16
Unless you have been on media lockdown the past few days, you probably know that the iPhone 6 debuted, with long lines of people clamoring to be one of the first to get their hands on one. This has been a normal occurrence when the latest i-gadget comes out.
I caught a soundbite from one of the late night talk show hosts, and while I cannot remember which one it was, the message certainly stuck with me.
The host basically commented on what it must be like for a homeless person to see the lines of people sleeping outside for these gadgets. The homeless people long to get off the streets, for a roof over their heads. The i-folks voluntarily leave their comfortable homes to sleep on the street to be one of the first ... and then fork over enough money for their gadget to pay for a months worth of food for the homeless person.
I am not one of those people that got an iPhone 6, but surely am guilty of similar decisions.
God Bless you.
P.S. For a more positive spin, check out how a charity in the UK used the iPhone 6 lines to raise money for the homeless.