It’s got AI.

Apple is the only company I have found that is marketing AI right. Because they don’t mention AI. They mention what the product can do without saying “It uses AI!”, “It uses AI!”, “It uses AI!”.

Thank you, Apple, for not shoving a marketing hype down our throat. Apple seems to understand that AI is most likely going to be everywhere so why keep pointing it out.

Do right

Brothers and sisters, do not be weary in doing what is right.

2 Thessalonians 3:13 (NRSVCE)

Do we get weary in doing right? It’s easy to become weary when we seem to be the only one who is doing right in the world. When “wrong is the new right” and we are deemed living on the outside. There is no one there to encourage us but we still are not alone.

Spiritual life

The spiritual life is something that people worry about when they are so busy with something else they think they ought to be spiritual. Spiritual life is guilt.

Thomas Merton

Anxiety

Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.

I Peter 5:7 (NRSVCE)

Tomorrow

Yet you do not even know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.

James 4:14 (NRSVCE)

Pay attention

Therefore we must pay greater attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it.

Hebrews 2:1 (NRSVCE)

Hold fast

Do not despise the words of prophets, but test everything; hold fast to what is good; abstain from every form of evil.

Thessalonians 5:20-22 (NRSVCE)

And so it is…

Life is good. It’s been peaceful and I’ve been grateful for it. Yes, there is guilt in that because the world is burning both figuratively and literally. We can pray about it but what else? Saying peace be with you while not providing for our neighbor’s need is wrong yet there is a loss at what material support I can give to many. There are other avenues in our sphere we can directly help and that’s the best to find. There is still helplessness in my heart for those many.

Hold fast

Let those of us then who are mature be of the same mind; and if you think differently about anything, this too God will reveal to you. Only let us hold fast to what we have attained.

Philippians 3:15 (NRSVCE)