Luke 21:5-11

We have to have the latest and the newest; we are terrified at being perceived as behind the times, out of touch, or irrelevant. These advertising sirens are among the voices that Jesus warns us about. They distract us from the things of God; they overwhelm us with concerns and anxieties that disable us from embracing the values of God’s reign. So, keep an eye open and an ear tuned to God’s presence in the midst of your noisy, busy world.