Fr Ed Homily 07-05-22: Idols

Categories: HomiliesPublished On: July 5th, 2022Tags: , 663 words20.1 min read
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Idols have been described as having feet, but cannot walk; hands, but cannot touch; ears, but cannot hear; eyes but cannot see. They have everything a human being has, but what they have are useless. There is no spirit, no life-giving force.

Why would humans create something that looks like themselves but is no good for anything else? I suppose it is because it looks like us. Is it like looking into a mirror? Imagining that this lifeless thing can do something for us? And after repeated requests, why would we continue to place our hope in such a thing?

Have you checked recently to determine what your idols are? Not too long ago you would be instructed to evaluate your checkbook. Where you spent your money would give you a good indication of your priorities in life. Of course, now with automatic payments your checkbook is probably not too accurate. So, let us look at a modern way for evaluation. Your cell phone.

You can find a place in your phone that tracks your usage. It will tell you the number of hours you spent on each ‘app’ or how many games you played. I was just thinking, what is our modern-day idol? Do you suppose the cell phone?

No, I do not want you to give up your cell phone. Rather, take a moment and find out how much time you spend on your phone. Would you consider spending 10% of that time either in prayer or reading the Bible each day? A good way to do that is set a reminder on your phone to send you an alarm. I believe it will work. If you cannot find the total minutes you are on your phone each, still, set a reminder. I would guess you will need thirty minutes.

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen

Fr Ed Anderson
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Fr Ed Anderson

Fr Ed Anderson
Email: fatheredanderson[at]gmail.com
Phone: 715.817.3736

St. Joseph Church - Rice Lake
Holy Trinity - Haugen
St. John the Evangelist - Birchwood
Our Lady of Lourdes - Dobie

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