Though David says "nothing
wicked before my eyes," I'm going to go ahead and say
ears and mind as well. I'm guilty of it like most of us who
are all horrible at what we let ourselves watch, hear, and
be a part of.
If I poured some of your favorite drink into a glass, and
some into an empty, yet well used trash can, which one would
you drink? I would go for the one in the nice clean glass.
You know as well as I do that the drink in the trash can is
nasty, and we wouldn't want it in our bodies because that
dirt and grime would hurt our system.
Well, might I suggest that most of the music we buy, the
movies we watch, and the gossip that we take part in has all
been thoroughly swished around in a nicely used trash can,
thus making most of it just that… TRASH! We then choose
to put those filth-ridden items straight into our bodies.
If we wouldn't drink the trash can drink because we don't
want filth in our bodies, why would we insist on putting this
other filth in our bodies so often from select music, movies
Of course what this turns into is a little concept known
as "Garbage In, Garbage Out." If we put that nasty
drink in our systems, the bad stuff is very quickly going
to come out, just as nasty as it went in. Just like the drink,
the nasty stuff we put in our bodies through our eyes, ears
and thoughts, will also soon come out, most likely as something
bad. Most of us don't like to admit it, but the things we
hear and the things we watch, very much affect the way we
act. Is it time to take inventory of our music and movie selection?
I encourage us all to do just that.