In my spiritual reading this morning, I came across the “Tower of Babel” story in the Old Testament. It seems God had told “man” to go to the ends of the earth, or at least to Des Moines, and “populate” the whole thing. Instead, many of them congregated in this one place and started building a city that would “…reach to the heavens,” so, apparently, they could be god-like. Or something like that. God, the real God, said: bad idea, scrambled their one common language, and people of like languages were then forced to disperse to other places around the globe. Fast forward to today… Man, through advanced technology, has developed a common language (computer language). What’s more, there is computer software now that instantly translates any spoken language. It’s name: “Babel.” Fascinating, huh. In essence, we’re doing it again. Rapid advancement in technology, in science, in architecture (Skyscrapers stretching into the heavens?) are making “man” perceive himself/herself as “god-like.” And the more “god-like” one seems to become, well, the less of a seeming need for reliance on the real God, right. Note: We need to be doing all this in a measured, prayerful fashion — instead of going at it in breakneck speed.