May 12. Unknown god. Obed was a counsellor running a parent-teen programme. He presented to the groups. “it is hard to image what exactly we worship these days. Some of you kids, addicted to drugs do worship that in a way or you o can be addicted to the internet or social media. A parent, father or mother can be addicted to work, alcohol, gambling, pornography or sport on the internet. We might not think of those things as “unknown gods,” but our behaviour speaks volumes. It would be wonderful if our “unknown gods” were more positive things!”
Paul said to the men of Athens, “As I passed along I found an altar with the inscription ‘to an unknown god’. The God who made the world and everything in it, does not need to live in shrines made by man. Since he himself gives to all men life and breath and everything. Acts 18:15-22. Pope Francis: The flood of information at our fingertips does not make for greater wisdom. Wisdom is not born of quick searches on the internet nor is it a mass of unverified date. That is not the way to mature in the encounter with truth. Conversations revolve around the latest data. We fail to keep our attention focused, to penetrate to the heart of matters and to recognize what is essential to give meaning to our lives. FT50. Mary, mother of good counsel, pray for us.