It was the best of times. Computer power channeled information heretofore inaccessible to millions.
It was the worst of times. Despite increased knowledge, true wisdom was on the decrease.
How has the world changed? I doubt any would say we are socially improved from September 10, 2001. Regardless of the myriad of changes from air travel to diversity in our congress, hatred and the accusation of hatred is at an all-time high. At least if you listen to social media, which we all do with bated breath.
You might say monitoring the situation on sm is our new national pastime.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, my social interactions with real people are much the same.
Are we allowing a virtual view of the world to shape us?
I believe that the fear of God is beginning of wisdom. I am determined to begin acting as I believe.
I am tempted every morning to consult that pulse of the world known commonly as Facebook and Twitter or Gmail, (which is, let’s be honest, a glorified advertising station) to inform my day.
Not only tempting, this has been my habit.
I resolve to place God’s wisdom in the prime place at the beginning of my day. That means I will read scripture first, listening to him to let his wisdom form my thoughts for the day.
This is no scolding for others, simply my own declaration in print, and recorded at at place in time.
There are many places and many writings which give wisdom, but I assign absolute primacy to the Bible, therefore my first reading of the day will be from it.
Today is an important day. It marks the anniversary of the last day that we as a nation were free from attack from foreign entities since Pearl Harbor. I think that means something. I think that demands something.
I drop my tiny coin into the world hat. I am only one, but I am one.