Good Morning February 11

Listening to the radio yesterday, the commentary was a constant analysis of the New Hampshire primary election. They spoke of a populist movement that has spread across the country. People are generally disgusted with the political leaders in Washington and want a change. Then the commentator made a striking remark. He said people want “easily digestible sound bites that make them feel good”. It seem that really is what we have come to. People have given up thinking. History is too boring. Reasoning something out guided by a set of fixed values is a lost art. Paul wrote to his spiritual son Timothy two thousand years ago saying, “For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.”(2:T.2:3-4) That seems to be where we are. There is more to life that just seeking those things that make us feel good and satisfy us for the moment. It is long past time we earnestly sought those things that will lead us to true life and peace.