Not. For. Me.
I had to recently google the latest star-studded event, the Golden Globes, to simply understand what was the ‘dress in black’ theme all about? As well as the ‘me too’ hash-tag. And finally listen (for myself) to the homily given by Oprah, which I found on youtube. But, I only did any of this because I saw so much chatter going on in cyber-space that I was utterly confused. Why were the Golden Globes, and in particular Oprah Winfrey, a prolific topic for so many posts? And what I determined was…
I think I’ve become an Ostrich since Lent.
I use to follow the national news reports hourly; however, this past Lenten Season I decided to “fast” from watching the News. And you know what???
I loved the freedom and relief from the drama SO MUCH that…I haven’t returned.
(Yes, I’ve totally embraced the ‘leaving my head in the sand’ life-style.)
Instead I’ve limited myself to one hour of reported news in the AM and another one-hour evening update. Two hours of daily news reports is adequate and about all I can handle in the current climate.
I do have news & weather alerts on my phone, in the event there is any urgent information I should be aware of; such as, amber alerts or another snowmageddon hitting the (814) – which is highly probable!
I’m not going to weigh in on the Golden Globe issue(s.) I am highly allergic to drama and therefore try to maintain my cyber-space as an allergen free zone.
Simply one comment, if I may, regarding a particular thing Oprah did say:
“…what I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.” Oprah Winfrey
I mean this with the greatest respect for all she has accomplished and the worthwhile causes she has championed for. But, um, the only truth is T-H-E Truth.
Joseph Wulfson, political writer at Media-ite, does a nice job explaining this from a secular perspective, Oprah’s Crucial Error: Speaking ‘Your’ Truth Isn’t a Powerfull Tool, It’s a Poison.
However, my (one) comment comes from a religious perspective.
I know that typically, we look at the facts as the truth, but that is only one way of looking at truth. There is another way of looking at truth and that is the person, Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 4:15 “Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ…”
I love the Lord, because he not only tells us what truth is, but he also tells us how to treat one another as Truth itself. God loves the truth, but he also wants us to treat each other with love, kindness, and respect. If more people lived out THE truth, there would be no need for YOUR truth because when we embrace Jesus as Lord and Savior, we also embrace the way he treated people while he was on earth.
Thereby eliminating the need to wear all black.
Or the tragic need to proclaim ‘me too.’
And that’s a hash-tag I would promote.
hugs n’ blessings…