Bringing the Text to Life
At a Glance
Do you need to protect, guard or defend something -- home, possessions, money, data and/or identities? New technologies are emerging to assist us in this effort. Tools such as state-of-the-art home security systems, electronic walls, retinal scanners, thumb and fingerprint readers, passcodes, barcodes, motion sensors and more -- they all exist to provide protection. This brings us to the apostle Paul's advice to his young colleague: "Guard the good treasure entrusted to you." But how?
For material based on today's gospel text, see "Small Steps," October 7, 2007, at HomileticsOnline.com.
It's a big deal these days.
That's because we have so much to guard -- our homes, our possessions, our money, our data, our identities -- and there are so many miscreants ready to exploit any holes in our defenses, any weakness in our firewalls, any lag in our virus programs, any failure to back up our documents and any laxness with our personal...