Pictures often are worth more than a thousand words, and sometimes they say more than what anyone posing for or taking them or devising them intended.
For example, there’s the famous Michelangelo painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel depicting the Finger of God touching (and giving life to) Adam.
Now consider the famous poster for the blockbuster movie, E.T. the Extraterrestrial.
Does it seem to remind you of anything? Is the idea of alien intervention — a cuddly-seeming E.T., or wise old Yoda — a devilish version of angels and God? Is the current attempt to further popularize UFOs an attempt to acclimate us to the notion that it was “aliens” who created and guide us and should be revered?
Oh, and the internet: is it taking the place of the Holy Spirit — or attempting to, in its pervasive presence?
Certainly cell phones are carried more than bibles (and certainly rosaries), and we wear more headphones than medals, for sure.
Tech is rapidly seeking to usurp (but never can) God’s role.
But it certainly can come between us and Him.
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