Jon Tyson from ‘Unsplash‘ free online graphics, captured the above shot of something we don’t hear enough of these days: “LOVE ONE ANOTHER!”
If I may be so frank, society as a whole, is the living, breathing example of judging another human being; and why not, with sitcoms as common as “Young and The Useless (Restless).” Hollywood would argue, “It’s just acting,” when in fact we’re living it today, right down to the last divorce, abortion and/or abandonment, or judging someone’s lifestyle or wardrobe according to what’s in and what isn’t according to the latest fashion magazine. Just saying!
But TM, there you go, judging the noted sitcom and the actors therein!
Forgive me, but since when is being bold and speaking truth judging anyone or anything? Are the actors good at what they do, absolutely; do I respect them for doing their job? Not at all. Other than the ability to memorize lines, how hard can it be to act out what we see everyday in the world around us…everywhere we go and look.
And let me ask you, how is this overall scenario any different than incarcerating people over and over again so they can learn to become better at what they were incarcerated for in the first place?
Why not ideas for betterment, the likes of restorative justice for example, instead of continually feeding the dragon? Or how about programming laws for unaccountable television networks where they must provide a minimum of 50% ‘QUALITY’ family programming without the need for Pre-show Warning Statements, such as, “This program contains scenes of violence and/or sexual content not suited for younger audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.”
FYI, TM does not watch television, apart from the very rare occasion at his overnight workplace, when 5 to maybe 10 minutes max needs to be filled; you got it … how on earth could I quote this off by memory with such limited viewing time, unless said similar quotes begin pretty much every program viewable these days, including many crude ‘children’s programs?
LOVE BEGINS BY FIRST LOVING YOURSELF
Before jumping in here, allow me to say that TM learned a very important lesson at the onset of his Christian walk; LOVE BEGINS BY FIRST LOVING YOURSELF. You’ll more greatly appreciate this when you read what I’m about to share, because the last thing people are able to do is love themselves in a world that has long mastered how to manipulate the mind of man to believe if they do not have millions of dollars, drive a Beamer, have perfect hair, wardrobe, etc., etc., how on earth can ‘you’ love yourself.
Psychiatric as well as psychological logic from the secular world says that if we are told we are say, ‘stupid’ or ‘foolish,’ or ‘going to amount to nothing,’ or that we are ‘this or that,’ long enough we will begin to believe it, and it’s evidently true.
Before becoming a Christian, the following testimony is a mere hint as a result of the secular wishy-washy insight and solutions… and quite frankly, said story represents the majority of our world a million times over, without even touching on the paycheck to paycheck lifestyles, or unnecessary global poverty and ever escalating gap between the wealthy and everyone else.