I had a message from a friend in my inbox with a video link attached. He urged me to watch it and comment back. It was from a Late night comedy person on TV who wanted to test out his theory. Basically his theory is teens and young adults want to be cool so they will lie in order to look cool. So here is what they did. They did a man on the street segment and asked people about some Bands. Problem was they made up the name of every band. And you should have heard these young adults. It is not that they just lied and said they had heard them but the details. One said the “Band had great energy”. Another one said “I use to spin their records when I was a D.J. in Canada”. Now it was meant to be a funny segment but it was really sad.
Obviously these young adults have put a high price on being cool. To them being cool means knowing all the bands and being on TV. So who cares if they have to lie. Lying is just a means by which they look smart and sound hip. They have put a high priority on these things. So they have become liars because it is not a priority.
So who do you want to be? The things we value are the things we become. Right now we have many graduates asking the wrong question. They want to know what am I going to do? But that is not the right question. The right question is who am I going to be? Am I going to be a trustworthy person? Am I going to be a pure person? Or do I only care about being cool?
Decide who you are going to be and when decisions need to be made you will find yourself making decisions based on this idea.
Who do you want to be?
Please continue to pray for Dave Walles recovering after surgery. He is going home today and will have a week off work to recover. By the way he is only recovering from a broken toe which he suffered over the weekend.
Here is a prayer request from Rose Mary: Please put Mary Jane Blake-Brandt in your prayers. Mary is fighting cancer of the esophagus. ( Mary Jane is the niece of Mary Cole, cousin to Denise Anderson and Rose Mary Thiel.) Thank you all.
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