Phyllis Beveridge Nissila
And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given. (Mark 4:24 KJV).
Hear, as in “to attend to (to hear) in order to consider what is or has been said.”
Measure, as in “the rule or standard of judgement” applied to what is heard.
In other words, like the old computer acronym, GIGO, garbage (or confusion or obfuscation or chaos) may be going in, but does not have to either stay or go out again if in the interim, discernment is employed.
However, of far more importance–and to my point, here–even if it is garbage, it can sound convincingly like the good stuff (truth or wisdom or beauty or ascendant revelation).
So here is a believer’s challenge: how to tell, particularly in an era when advertising geniuses know how to spin a lie into ear candy in seven-second sound bytes, or 140 characters or less. Continue reading