There are monsters in my house!

It’s not my children. It’s not the giant sized dust bunnies lurking in the corners. It’s not even a stranger!

It’s the rectangular box that sits on the wall and also the one I can hold in my hand. These electrified rectangular “monsters” bring in all sorts of ugliness from outside the four walls into our living space.

By the way, I’m not opposed to technology. Without this technology, you wouldn’t be reading this. However, I’m referencing what comes over the digital airwaves and innerwebs that invade our minds, hearts, and lives. If it has this effect on us, what about our children?

How much of what comes through your wall mounted rectangular box or your handheld version brings peace, joy, love and tranquility? Is the box brining you closer to God or distracting you from spending time with your Savior?

Is what you’re viewing bringing life or death? And what about your children?

I am reminded of a scripture that even my children have memorized.

“I will set before my eyes no vile thing.” –Psalm 101:3

The dictionary defines vile as: “Of little worth, wicked, very objectionable.”

How much of what the rectangular box, aka the monster, broadcasts fits this definition?

How many times have we watched a show or movie that was so-so and felt we had invested too much time into it to stop watching. We continue to watch to the end only to regret wasting those minutes or hours?

How many times have we tuned out instead of tuning into our spouse, our children or even our relationship with God?

What would your life be like without so much input from the rectangular monster? How much richer and deeper would your relationships be with those around you? How revolutionary would your life be if you spent your time with God instead of with the “monster”?

This is indeed worthy of  contemplation especially in this age of information overload and digital isolation!


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