Reflecting on Current Events

So grieved today to be reading all the hype and catching snapshot glimpses of another child exploited beyond recognition of humanity.  For my part, I saw it coming – a wolf in sheep’s clothing.  When millions of little girls ran out to the store a handful of years ago, to don wigs so they could look like their pop star idol and fill their minds with bubble-gum fluff tunes masquerading as quality music teaching good character, I waited to see what kind of fruits such seeds would bring.

So, I am not at all surprised at the sickening display of fruit broadcast the other night on an awards show by this teenie-bopper pop queen attempting to take some sort of throne in an adult world.  Her cultivated display, blessed by her entertainment industry handlers, elicited cries of “foul” from far and wide – while reaping millions in revenue for the unscrupulous who know how to exploit exploitation.  The world doles out prizes for such rot.

But, not so in God’s Kingdom.  Not so in the realms of true human dignity.  Only when we fail to pass on the life giving good fruits of our faith and forefathers do such atrocities happen.

When ancient landmarks are not only moved – but unseated – we set our children on pathways of destruction.  And, so too, the planet Earth future of the human race.

But, God uses a different lexicon – and defines terms in quite the opposite way of the world in all their entertainment and awards shows pomp and circumstance.

And yet, an even better definition of terms . . .

LOVE suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8  NKJV
That poor little pop star idol never learned the true definition of LOVE.  She was raised by the world; praised by the world; and, now – dazed by a faulty understanding of the world, she is reduced to the prodigal’s pigsty of horrific proportions.  Perhaps, miraculously, she will find her way out.
My hope is for the millions of young girls influenced by her – a generation of womanhood with warped concepts of right and wrong, and a weakened sense of discernment because they built childhood houses of worship on the world’s sinking sand instead of Christ’s Solid Rock.  Or worse – they tried to build on both at the same time – with the blessing of blinded guardians!
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Romans 12:2  NLT

Praise God that He does not leave us bereft of instructions upon where to start in obedience to this command – especially in the training of our children . . .

As a teacher and dramatist, I have always felt a huge responsibility in my storytelling and instruction to be sure that whatever influence I have in people’s lives, it is representative of the highest Biblical moral standards and a proper imitation of Christ, for whom every Christian is an ambassador.  I may miss the mark on occasion – but I strive for the right.  Fixing our mind on God-thoughts and God-ways keep us aligned on the path of life, light, and purpose in God.  It is this ONE THING I hope my stories and devotions influence others to pursue.

To that end, I have always taken great pleasure in a quote by Plato – a Greek philosopher of note living some four hundred years before Jesus.  Even a great thinker from the world – a Gentile nation, in fact – was able to deduce from his observation of the world, a Biblical principle that further informs my mission statement as Miss Kathy of Pageant Wagon Productions:

Miley and her millions would do well to seek out such fruit-bearing seeds, taking care to do some serious weed pulling prior to planting.  A mind so cultivated is truly a joy forever . . .

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Comments

  1. Amen, Kathy!! What a messed-up society we are living in, and how disappointed our Creator must be.

    Blessings,

    Denise at Forest Manor

  2. Amen.
    So well said, Kathy, and you happened to use one of my favorite of the proverbs, too.

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