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Moving Past the Password Psalm 71:1-6

Moving Past the Password

In today's cloud-based world, solid security can be found only in a rock of refuge.

At a Glance

Some people who ought to know claim that the passwords we use for online banking and for other purposes are not foolproof. In fact, they are becoming an increasingly ineffective defense against aggressive hackers bent on creating online mayhem. The psalmist addresses the concern we all have about personal security.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel text, see "Mal-ads Damage the Church," August 22, 2010, at

People used to hide their money under the mattress.

But then they figured out that the mattress was one of the first places that burglars look for cash. So they decided to put their money in an old sock in the bottom of the sock drawer ... in a watertight plastic bottle in the tank on the back of the toilet ... in an envelope taped to the bottom of the cat's litter box ... inside a big coffee cup in the back of a cupboard ... or in an envelope inside a DVD case.

Very clever. But not completely secure. You don't want to come...

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