are we to believe it’s no longer sin?
Okay, relax. This isn’t going to be one of those “I am perfect, what’s wrong with the rest of you” posts. I am not perfect. Only Christ is perfect, but I’ve seen one too many news stories on TV, in magazines, and on the front page of newspapers promoting sin. Oh, they don’t call it that. In fact they loudly speak of how “dreadful” what a certain famous person did is. They claim to be shocked and dismayed that he (or sometimes she in other like stories) could ever do such a thing . . . yet, the same “sin” is repeatedly and in great detail spoken of on and in all these media and I’ve noticed the smiles on the faces and the gleam in the eyes of those reporting on television and also the earning potential that seems to be recognized by promoting sin and I’m thinking the heart warming stories of those who’ve gone the extra mile to follow the will of the Lord get a lot of people excited as well. They don’t make the front page, they are said in the last 5 minutes or the last 60 seconds of the news broadcast, and so on. The actions of folks we claim to be upset over, however, are on the top of every list of news to share, to discuss at length, and to repeat at every opportunity.
We claim to want to change the world. We claim life isn’t “what it used to be” and that some things are “just wrong.” We are to blame for the mess we’re in. We are the reason life is what it is, and we truly can change the world. It begins with one step in the right direction, with one smile, one open heart, one resisting evil . . . who is the Lord of your life? Is it Jesus? Can people tell by your actions? I do not know if I’m reflecting Him the way I should be in a way that “they’ll know” but I hope so and I pray that I do.