Hot Topics... TV Time
The average American kid spends 60-plus hours a week staring at screens, including TV. I don't need to say how stupid this is, but I will say TV stupefies us.
It turns us into Matrix-like sleepers, living a vicarious existence, devoted to singers, actors and shows, preferring make-believe lives to our own.
TV gives us friendship, knowledge, advice, adventures, enjoyment and role models. But the price is exorbitantly high. Nothing less than our hope and our future.
Even more, for saints of the Most High God: What TV seems to give, God gives better, richer, truer... with no hidden danger.
Some antidotes to mesmerizing screens:
1) Turn them off... frequently and happily. Always prefer real people to fiction.
2) Examine each show's content carefully. Is it glorifying evil--or good?
3) Become a hero in your own life now. How? Offer your help and act like Jesus.
## Hot Topics: TV Time (Part 69)
* A hall of mirrors (including the distorted ones like we see in arcades) is a strangely accurate description of TV.
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Hot Topics series.