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Hi, my name is Paula and I LOVE TV. I may, in fact, be an addict.
Now that may be hard to understand, being that I don’t have cable or satellite. In fact the channels we do get only come in half the time. These days it is easy to watch TV without these avenues. We have hulu and Netflix…. These are how I got it all in. I love watching TV. It’s mind numbing, relaxing, thoughtless.
There was a particular show I was drawn to. It was great. Extreme drama, continuous story, little romances, …but there was also the other stuff.
The stuff you want to pretend isn’t there, because you’re enjoying the show.
The stuff that goes against all the righteousness I’ve been taught.
The stuff I would never want my kids watching.
It’s just a show…
Of course there was that one time where the acted sins were just too much for me to comply with and so I stopped watching. Then a few months later, I was drawn back in again. Every time I watch there’s that little nudge- this isn’t right- but I continue to ignore it because I am enjoying my mind being numbed, yet don’t quite realize that my heart is also becoming numb, numb to sin. Ignore, ignore, ignore…
Then He lays the hammer down.
Let love be genuine. Abhor evil, hold fast to what is good.
Okay. I don’t murder, cheat, lie. Okay, I’m good. Now on with life.
Yet, He keeps reminding me ABHOR evil, Hold fast to what is good, ABHOR evil, Hold fast to what is good. Okay, so what is evil in my life. I’m a good person, mom, wife…
Then that day comes around again. I turn it on and I finally see…
Evil, evil, evil…it keeps coming. Okay, this is what you have been telling me.
Now I must abhor it. I must abhor it? I MUST ABHOR IT.
It’s hard, but He makes it easier. I ask for forgiveness. Abhor the evil, Lord help me to abhor the evil.