Thursday, May 7, 2009

My Cynical Self

Sometimes my cynical self rears its ugly head and I have a difficult time focusing on the things that really make a difference in my everyday world. For instance:

  • Does anyone else think that it is a little too much of coincidence that Jon and Kate are getting all this news coverage just as her book comes out and their new season is to begin?
  • That the whole media world thinks that it is too much to ask of teenagers to maintain a life of abstinence -- it is unrealistic because of hormones and such--I think you get what you expect.
  • That the Swine Flu H1N1 Virus has gotten more attention than world hunger and human atrocities that kill millions of people a year worldwide.
  • That Heidi and Spencer get any media coverage AT ALL is atrocious.
  • That every little thing that any and every person utters can be taken, shaken, mixed, remixed and spit out for all the world to analyze and break into millions of pieces to find hidden meaning that was never there in the first place.

I am thankful today that in my everyday life no one really holds me accountable for every word that is breathed from my mouth or every action that I take. That those who love me give me leeway --they find it in their hearts to forgive me and move forward. I try to respond to others the way I would want to be responded to. I try to remember that I do not know what others are going through and how that effects their responses. I try to let the cynicism pass. I try to let the cynicism pass and grace replace.

However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace. -Acts 20:24


  1. I REALLY like this post...oh I could go on a rant about the things that get covered by the media and how I get so tired of so much of it!!!! But I will just sit here with a smile on my face knowing that at least someone else in this world feels the same way. ((HUGZ))