When she first adopted us I would sprinkle a few on top of her food.
Now, unless her food is covered in treats she won’t eat.
In fact, she often eats the treats and leaves the food behind.
She thinks shes being fed.
She thinks she’s being nourished.
She thinks she’s full when she’s done.
She is taking in a quantity of food of little or no quality.
In reality, she is at risk of malnutrition and sickness.
In this, she is a picture to me of our culture and our churches.
We take in more information than ever, most of it of questionable value.
We do our theology by Google and Wikipedia.
We craft our political opinions by soundbite and website.
We think we’re being fed.
We think ourselves wise.
We demand to have a voice and opinion, even if it’s ill informed.
We are angry and divided and think each other the problem.
We think ourselves full, but full of what?
We are malnourished by lack of wisdom and our souls are growing as sick as if there were a famine of it.
I’m cutting off Miss Kitty’s treats and putting her on a healthy diet.
When she’s healthier, we can do treats again…in moderation.
For the rest of us, I suggest cutting the cable and buying a book.
Wisdom takes time…if wisdom still matters.
Make your own application…