Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Who Cares About Big Screens?

Who cares about big screens? Well, many men do. Including me! I just bought a gently used, one year old, 65" inch Mitsubishi TV on Craigslist. I’m making a "man cave" in the basement so I can DVR or watch the Redskins in stunning high def this fall. I call it my "Four Weddings and a Funeral" tv because that’s how many "extras" it took for me to save up enough money to buy it!

But you know what I found when we moved it the other day? A big old scratch on the screen! At first, I was upset about that. Because when the TV is off, you can see it. But you know, when the TV is on and I’m focused on something else, I don’t notice the scratch at all!

Maybe that’s the way it’s supposed to be. Since it’s okay to watch appropriate TV on a REALLY big screen if you’ve already put first things first. Jesus said it this way in Mark 10:29–31 [MSG], "No one who sacrifices house, brothers, sisters, mother, father, children, land—whatever—because of me and the Message will lose out. They’ll get it all back, but multiplied many times. And then the bonus of eternal life!" That's what that scratch reminds me of now.

1 comment:

Henry Miller said...

Powerful example!!