Catechism 17

What is idolatry?

Idolatry is trusting in created things rather than the Creator for our hope and happiness, significance and security.

(New City Catechism)


Unclear the moment
            when the tree ceases to be
an ornament, a source of food,
            a sign of flourishing,

and becomes
            a means of carving power,
a pillar-altar to knowledge,
            a ladder for striving

Unclear when hands
            turn from prayer to praise
of that which they themselves have made,
            which their own thumbs

Unclear when folly
            becomes the moment’s latest truth,
when stars cannot illumine dullness
            in our darkened

Published by Matthew Pullar

Teacher, writer, blogger, husband, father, Christian. Living in Wyndham in Melbourne's west, on the land of the Kulin Nation. Searching for words to console and feed hearts and souls.

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