But, seriously, as the biblical prophets urged, put first things first. What they meant was to get right with God before anything else. Jesus put it this way: “Seek first the kingdom of God, and all these things will be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33). In other words, trust God first, and God will supply what you need — maybe not what you want, but what you need!
Happy new year!
THE REV. CLIFFORD L. “SKIP” LINDEMAN
La Cañada Congregational Church
There are so many distinguishing events of the past decade. We are all aware, for example, of the horrors of terrorism and war; the evolving political landscape shaping the 21st century; the explosive growth of the Internet with almost universal access and newfound freedoms of expression; the potential for changing climate; and the economy. One could ponder and write in depth about each of these.