If you keep up with me on Facebook, than you know that just recently a close friend of mine miscarried their first child. It is heart breaking to me to see their excitement and then their disappointment. However, they are believers and are trusting God for all things. I commend them for that. We have never had to deal with the sufferings of miscarriage in our pregnancies, and so, it makes it difficult to even know what to say.
When I updated the last time about my friend, I got a shocking response. Mind you, especially dear commenter, if you are reading, I’m not picking on you. I think you actually gave me a great illustration. Read on, please.
I find it ironic that this was too much information for someone. Especially considering the fact that she had experienced it herself. It seems that compassion would flood her instead of being completely disgusted.
So here I sat last night reading these comments and I couldn’t help but think: “This is disgusting to someone. But what do we watch on TV and in movies? What do we hear that is more grotesque than this?”
And that is where it started to bother me. Please understand again, I’m not trying to pick on this one person, and I’m certainly not implying that she does the following, since I don’t even know her. However, I think this is applies to a lot of people. They don’t want to hear about the tragedies of life in detail, however, they will sit and watch a horror movie that is more disturbing than my choice of words to describe my friend’s miscarriage. Think about it. What are we listening to, watching, or reading, that is more disgusting than the harsh realities of life when someone miscarries? People don’t want to hear about the details or see pictures of an aborted baby, nor do they want to hear about the tragedies of miscarriage or death in general, but they will sit and watch movies where the point is sheer massacre.
Talk about disgusting.
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” Philippians 4.8
Do we truly filter our life through this verse? Are we really seeking out the things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, anything praiseworthy, and then meditating on it? Or are we allowing the world to infiltrate our minds with ‘entertainment’?
Just my thought. I’d love to hear yours!
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