November 23

Psalm 25:1-5

“Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long.” vs. 5

We live in an information glut! Everyday we read and hear of new discoveries, new crises, new books and movies, and there are even daily updates for our smartphones. Just when we figure something out it becomes obsolete and we have to start learning a new jargon. And all the new technologies and advancing scientific knowledge don’t necessarily make things better. Criminals and scammers have become increasingly adept at using trickery and misinformation to lead us astray. We’ve learned to be suspicious of every phone call and afraid to even try new things. Truth is elusive and we wonder if there’s anyone we can trust. The psalmist lived in other times but he still longed for solid guidance in the course of living. He believed that the Lord would be his guide and that was his daily prayer. That’s not a bad option for us either! Certainly God is continually available to us all through the day. Every moment of decision then becomes an opportunity to meditate on available alternatives and allow the Spirit of God to direct us on the paths of righteousness. Will we always make the right choices? Probably not, it really is hard to discern the truth and grasp consequences–we’re bound to mess up occasionally. But when we’re open to the Spirit, more often than not, love will blossom in our wake, and goodness will abound.

Thought for the Day: What new technology is most difficult for me?

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