There are times when Maxine has wisdom beyond her years. Good heavens, did I really say that? I must be about the same age so I guess I’m allowed to express my opinion occasionally. Lately I’ve found myself sitting down after a long day to enjoy something on the tube, only to realize there isn’t anything worth the time and effort to stay awake. That, coupled with the fact that I’m losing my hearing, leads to an early bedtime or often sawing a cord of wood while curled up on the couch.
We pay an exorbitant amount of money for a large list of channels, and we can’t find one that has anything to offer. It’s gotten worse as we’re exposed to all this political garbage every day. The news channels are filled with rhetoric, slander, judging legal cases before they come to trial and inciting racism, fear and general disgust with humanity.
Our community of law enforcement has been placed under ridicule, blame, and hatred. Our teachers are being bullied and physically assaulted. Our political leaders sit quietly in congress while the people struggle to maintain jobs so they can simply survive. There are times when I think this world is totally upside down. Those we once looked up to are now seen as the enemy. Those we respected are revealing dark sides. All of this is sent to us at a fierce rate of speed through the world wide web and decisions are being made based on the sensational.
So, we sit back in the comfort of our homes and absorb by osmosis tons of garbage each day without even realizing what it’s doing to us. Our everyday living is cluttered with a form of brainwashing that’s solidifying within our brains.
Today, don’t turn on the TV. Don’t listen to talk radio. Avoid reading news updates on the internet or social media. Spend that time reading your Bible, studying it, inwardly digesting it, scouring it for answers. Listen for the quiet. I’m certain you’ll find peace and have a better day.