I recently read an article on marriage that suggested successful marriages are comprised of two healthy persons. Further, if either of the partners is less than healthy, then the marriage will suffer. I would like to offer an alternative view.
As I read through social media and Internet news sites, I am constantly amazed by the amount of fraud that is published. The equal access of the Internet means that all opinions, sources, and sites exist on a level field of view. Anyone can design an attractive and official looking site and post outrageous, untruthful, and blasphemous content. The reader must beware, and be discerning.
This past week I’ve been at home recovering from surgery. So, I spent the days watching the news of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States. I offer a few reflections.
There are two great temptations for those of us who claim to speak for God – arrogance and self-righteousness. Self-righteousness reveals itself in how we separate ourselves from them – sinners. We speak down to them; we shout at them; we condemn them. We thank God that we are not like them. But we are. All of us stand before God broken, confused, and sinful.