Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The best drug in the world
If you know me, you'd guess I was going to say Mountain Dew. That is probably in the top three drugs...but you know what the biggest drug in our culture is?
I know it sounds crazy, but I think there's a large majority of people who get high off of being on the go all the time. I think this gets dumped on our kids more and more. We expect our kids to go to school, maintain a respectable GPA, participate in after school activities (sports, music, theatre, etc...) then expect them to be involved in church, if the family is Christian...the list goes on...
We like to feel needed and we sense that if our calendar is full from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. that we must be needed.
The opposite is probably equally true...people who are more connected to their DVR than they are to a world that is in desperate need of love. People who know more about LeBron James than they do about the person they are married to. Laziness and Apathy are drugs too. It's easy to be indifferent.
Oh to be a people who are neither consumed with their own activity or inactivity, but on the activity of God in the world.
As the band Skillet so aptly puts it..."You're better than drugs."