Hallmark v. The World

Posted by Richard Harris | | Posted On Friday, March 30, 2012 at 3:36 PM

I must admit that I often make fun of the Hallmark channel. I tell my wife I could write a Hallmark movie in thirty minutes. It does not take long to figure out what couple is going to end up together and how it is going to happen. Most the movies are predictable and downright corny much of the time.

The world does not flock to the Hallmark channel; it’s a shame. What could possibly be wrong with entertainment that leaves you feeling good inside. The world argues those corny movies are not real life. If the other movies in turn reflect the real world then what does that say about our culture.

Think of this nugget not as a recommendation of the Hallmark channel but an encouragement to consider what we put in our mind. Let’s compare Hallmark verses the world to make our point:

Hallmark movies are about redemption, unconditional love, forgiveness, and long term commitment.

The world’s movies are about casual sex, vulgar language, revenge, greed and short term commitment.

What we put in our mind eventually seeps out in our life, be careful.

When it comes to Hallmark verses the world, give me Hallmark every time.

Romans 12:1-2a, “So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—you’re sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out.” The Message by Eugene Peterson

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