TMI: that means Too Much Information and it describes our culture today. We are bombarded on every side by new revelations of political corruption, impropriety, moral outrages and horrific assaults on individuals and groups. Too many interests bury us in competing solicitations for support. No wonder so many of us feel overwhelmed and are tempted to crawl into bed and pull the covers over our heads, at least metaphorically.
There is no shortage of advice on dealing with the confusion, but the best solution I’ve heard lately, for Christians, is to concentrate on the basics of our faith. It isn’t easy, but it is marvelously simple: Christians are to spend our lives conforming ourselves to the template given by the life of Christ. In every situation WWJD? is the first question to ask. Not just a gimmicky fad; asking ourselves what Jesus would do in a situation is the way to know what we should do, especially in times like these.
If you can’t easily see the answer to that question, you need to get better acquainted with the Lord by spending time in the Scriptures.
When I layer the template of Christ over my life, I become aware of the parts of me which don’t match and which I need to modify or erase. I can concentrate on the basics of my faith and leave the cares of this world in God’s infinitely more capable hands.