Categories: HomiliesPublished On: December 6th, 2022Tags: , 317 words9.6 min read

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Before Google Maps and other GPS units, you would stop at a gas station to ask for directions. At least women would. Men would drive around in circles until they needed gas, then they would stop at the gas station. And maybe, just maybe ask for directions.

The other day I stopped at a gas station to ask for directions. Google maps was not giving me what I needed to know. I asked the attendant if she had any idea. She looked at me as: ‘why would I ask her’. She called her manager. He thought I was in the wrong town. By accident another customer said, “Hey, buddy, it’s right there across the street.” I thanked him, the manager, and the attendant and walked across the street. As I did, I thought if only life could be this simple.

This is a good lesson. What do you put your faith into? GPS, a MAPS program, or what? For me I am putting my faith in people. Wait, didn’t two of them not know where you wanted to go? Yes, but one person did. If you think about the two of them told the truth, they did not know where I should go. That is good.

Listen to the truth. One person did. That means we always need to search for people who can help us. It means God will put people into our lives to help us but we need to listen.

How about you? Looking for some direction? Then turn to God. And remember you might have to ask directions several times to find the person who knows. Keep asking. Keep searching. Keep believing.

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