Idols are silver and gold, the handiwork of men

Today’s daily meditation in Living Faith is one of mine. The reading is:

Our God is in heaven;
whatever he wills, he does.
Their idols are silver and gold,
the handiwork of men.

— Psalm 115:3-4

Here’s a bit of my reflection:

Any time we put some material desire ahead of God’s will, we are worshiping an idol. If I’ll do anything to get a big house, I’m making worldly success an idol. If I let someone else be blamed for my mistake, I’m making my reputation an idol.

But we can return at any moment.

Please read my full reflection here.

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Phil Fox Rose is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. He is the editor of Paraclete Press; coordinator of Contemplative Outreach of New York, helping promote centering prayer, which has been his contemplative practice for nearly 20 years. Raised atheist by ex-Mormons, Phil has journeyed through Quakerism, deep ecology, Buddhism and Catholicism. Now he's a congregant, presider, cook and leadership team chair at St. Lydia's, an awesome dinner church in Brooklyn, NY, and spends as much time in nature as possible. Phil has been a political party leader, videographer, tech journalist, punk roadie, software designer, sheepherder, stockbroker and downtempo radio DJ. A common thread is the process of learning about stuff, figuring it out and then sharing that understanding with others. Follow Phil by RSS feed, email, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.