Bias: Homily for Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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Readings for Today

There is a lot of conversation these days about “fake news”. Yet rather than increase attention on the truth, it seems more likely it only exposes our own bias.  News we agree with is real.  News we disagree with is fake.  In doing a research study, there is a caution about confirmation bias.  This means being careful we do not see what we expected to see.

There is a bias present in the gospel.  The Pharisees cannot experience the power of God because their bias gets in the way.  They are threatened by Jesus, and so they must discredit everything he does.  But imagine how their lives might have been different had they gotten over their bias to see the experience of God.  Pray for the clarity to see God in your life.