Following other gods
In truth, these very same people worship many gods.
They worship their intellect and their pride.
They often worship and serve their own pleasure
Sometimes they will worship and serve something outside of themselves: sometimes money, sometimes power, sometimes a lover, sometimes a philosophy, sometimes a national identity, sometimes a charismatic leader.
In today’s first reading (Judges 2:11-19), the Children of Israel bring disaster upon themselves again and again because they want to fit in with everybody around them and follow gods that are not God, because they think it is a good thing to do.
In today’s Gospel (Matthew 19:16-22), our Lord Jesus Christ says, “There is only One who is good.”
May you and I not follow other gods.
May we follow, worship and serve only God.