Good Morning December 5

The following commentary was in yesterdays local paper. “Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and other platforms are fostering an emerging linguistic economy that places a high premium  on ideas that are pithy, clear, memorable and repeatable. Complicated nuanced thoughts that require context don’t play very well on most social platforms, but a resonate hashtag can have extraordinary influence.” This simply says again that we are in a “sound bite” society and don’t really want to be bothered with reading or thinking deeply about anything. That is one of the unintended consequences of this electronic age. But it is also very dangerous. If we do not think historically and biblically by reading and meditating we are easily led off in wrong directions. Psalm 11 asks, “When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?”(vs.3) We must not settle for sound bites. “This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.”(Jeremiah 6:16)

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