I pulled up my home page; USATODAY for my morning dose of news. On the front page there were 5 (count them) pictured articles about a fictitious doctor being killed off on a fictitious TV show. I don’t watch the show but I clicked on the video since it was such a big deal in the news. The fictitious doctor was hit by a tractor trailer and died a fictitious death. The next video came on and it was a picture of a real tractor trailer that crashed into a real car carrying 5 real women who were in college to be real nurses. I went back to the main page. There was no mention of the 5 real students – but still the 5 pictured articles about the fictitious doctor.
I understand how news works. Stories come and go and they are forgotten. But where is our treasure? Where are our hearts? Where is our hope? Are we really a society that cares more about the fictitious than the real?
Colossians 2:2-4 (NIV)
2 My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4 I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.