“The idols of nations,” goes the Psalm, “are silver and gold.” Some of the most valuable things we have.

They have mouths to speak, “but they do not speak.” They have eyes to see, “but they do not see.” They have ears to hear, “but they do not hear.”

Everything is right, and at the same time, all is wrong.

The wisdom—for those interested—is that “those who make them become like them.”

The sad part, as it concludes, is “so do all who trust in them.”

This last group are the ones who are genuinely searching.

Knowing is never good enough for us to make a difference, or to help these people.

For us, and for them, it comes down to showing.

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