Unfortunately, our cultural leaders, whether in education, politics, religion or art show just enough cooperation and caring with good will to others to keep our civilization limping along. But, we still see our moral and spiritual reserves depleted. We have struck the high center of trying to buy our way into everything, especially people’s hearts, in order to promote some kind of security. And now, we are left with the overpowering result to discover that the thing we valued most---finances--- cannot and will not buy us genuine love. Love and authentic affection are the true paths of security. And the right kind of love must major on other-centeredness, expecting nothing in return. So, what is the truthful answer? God does not just DO love, He is unlimited love. The Kingdom of God guidelines are still in place. Live them!
Ada resident Dr. Tom Yarbrough retired from a marriage and family counseling practice and university teaching to write full time and enjoy family time. The author of four works, his most recent book, "Treasures of the Kingdom," is available at the Good Book Store and online sources.