Idolatry causes a healing method to be lost

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIdolatry is a trickster. How often, without even knowing it, do we idolize something or someone?

Idolatry is defined as adoration, reverence, veneration, or fetishism.

I adore my cats.

I venerate some people. Or, it looks like I do because there are some people who I avoid because of their backward thinking.

I have a fetish for certain foods and means of healing.

Is this idolatry?

I think idolatry comes into play when I take what is a benefit and focus on it so much that I lose sight of new ideas. Yesterdays benefit then becomes todays hindrance.

The method that healed me yesterday might not work today, therefore I want to be open to new ideas. The openness disallows an unconscious idolatry of yesterdays method.

This idea of newness can be found throughout literature:“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, (Jer. 31)

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2 thoughts on “Idolatry causes a healing method to be lost

  1. Talisman October 7, 2013 at 9:04 pm Reply

    This week, crystals heal me, next week magical water.

  2. […] dedicated prayer is useful and valuable and I won’t quite it, but it can’t take over my life, my thought, and my […]

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