The fix is in. That is to say, we are living in a rigged world. For example, we are both online as I write and you read this short article. How is it rigged? Well, there is an ad on this page that Google put there and Grammarly paid for. And, if this page is left, it is very likely that the next page will have at least one ad and maybe more than one ad. And it has been the same way on various “highways” with heavy human traffic. And that is not all of it, as we know from driving only a short distance on a busy road because we encounter sign, billboards, and storefronts that invite us to spend, spend, spend.
Drive throughs are a favorite commercial ploy to get us to spend. We can have instant donuts, drugs, food, fuel, and more. The fix is in and the hook is instant gratification. So, what’s up for the rest of the day?
Do we pray?
I mean the disciples were going to pray several times a day. But my guess is that most of us only pray several times a month, and many of us don’t pray at all. I have to wonder, is the commercial way of life a false God?
For many months I have refused to do any business except God’s on Sunday. But sometimes that is tough to do. The pull of the Donut shop is hard to beat down. Why is that? I wonder.
Hold on, it is time for a prayer, Jesus, possess me. Amen.
And, government is another false idol - or maybe we should say it can be - when we start thinking the government can take care of us better than anything or anyone. All the — “isms” come forth, but the “isms” are not beings. Persons are beings. Persons are creatures of God. Persons have dominion over all creation on earth and in the sky, (Genesis 1:24.)
In other words, we are “personal sovereigns.” God made us to be such. So, why do we idolize things and stuff when we should adore God.
In the next few weeks, the plan includes discussions of other “cures” for what ails us and why only God, our creator answers all our needs.
Immaculate Mary, Your Will, which is God’s will, be done. Immaculate Heart of Mary, be our refuge. Amen, amen, amen.