If you can only see things up close, you are myopic—near-sighted. Myopia can also be a way of thinking where you lack imagination, foresight or intellectual insight.

Mono-generational myopia is when you cannot clearly see where you came from or where you are going.

Those who only see the world and God’s work in light of their own age-stratified viewpoint suffer from mono-generational myopia. This vision impairment can happen to anyone young or old.

The person, who only sees the past generations and themselves as the last generation that really counts, will not bring blessing to the future.

The ones who can only measure from their generation forward, and believe that all that came before were insignificant, will have no sense of history, stability or resource for the future.

Jesus had much to say about the myopic people of his own time.

Matthew 11:
16 “To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others:
17 “‘We played the pipe for you,
    and you did not dance;
we sang a dirge,
    and you did not mourn.’
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved right by her deeds.”

May God help us in every generation to dance when God plays a song, weep when God sings a sad song and wisely understand those players He chooses to use. Jesus encountered a community that was not responsive to God. Let us not be guilty of being the wallflowers at God’s dance. Let’s passionately respond to the One who calls us to join in.