We need to be able to read the sign posts that point the way to God.
So that at least we are heading in the right direction.
In this we will be directly contradicting what we are being told by the media and the entertainment industries.
Rather than money, fast cars, nasty sex, filthy, wicked, materialism, power, and status, we will emphasize the things of God: people. love, compassion, forgiveness, non-violence, moderation, charity, equality, and the common good.
These are the characteristics which point to God.
Through prayer, contemplation, and study we can experience God for ourselves.
But first we must practice the commandments of Jesus:
"''You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind"'" Matthew 22:37 (NRSV)
"'"You shall love your neighbor as yourself."'" Matthew 22:39b (NRSV)
"'Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.'" Luke 6:27,28 (NRSV)
If we do this we will be following in the footsteps of Jesus which lead directly to God.
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]