“Wickedness never brings stability, but the godly have deep roots.” (Proverbs 12:3 NLT)
Humans have been worshipping God (or gods) for a long time. A very long time. Since the beginnings of history, according to archeological findings.
But non-believers have only been around for a short time. Now I am not saying that non-believers are wicked! Of course not.
But my point is this: people of faith have deep roots. Their story began a long time ago and has been retold and retold ever since.
This fits with the reading from Deuteronomy which was set for today which talks about the Israelites and their journey of faith (literal, as well as metaphorical). It also fits in with today’s reading from Luke where Jesus told the parable of the seed sower. Which seeds did best? The ones with the longest roots.
And these roots mean that for all the publicity which atheists, humanists and agnostics get from the media, people of faith have the deep roots to weather any storm. We will be around for eternity!