Our Tendency to Make Poor Decisions, As Seen in a Funny Commercial

The Haunted House / Das Geisterhaus uploaded by russavia Author Harald Hoyer from Schwerin, Germany This file is licensed under the  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic.
The Haunted House / Das Geisterhaus uploaded by russavia Author Harald Hoyer from Schwerin, Germany
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic.

The commercial in the video below pokes fun at the horror move genre, saying, “When you’re in a horror movie you make poor decisions … it’s what you do.” And as I watched it, it occurred to me that this is a pattern we also follow too easily.

The Christian version of the saying might go something like this: “When you’re living in a fallen world, have a fallen nature, and are governed by a fallen angel, you make poor decisions … it’s what you do.”

Of course the insurance company that put this clever ad together wants you to stop making bad decisions by buying their product. Fair enough.

But the Church, too, wants us to do the same. We have to be sober about the fact that our human nature and our hearts are wounded. Living in the “horror movie” of this fallen world, we also tend to make bad decisions. Our hearts are wounded, our desires are out-of-balance and unruly, and our minds are easily darkened. Thus we need to seek the balm of prayer, the salve of God’s Word, the medicine of the Sacred Liturgy and the Sacraments, and be careful to keep holy and helpful fellowship.

Don’t make poor decisions. Be sober about your tendencies to do so … and take your medicine!

3 Replies to “Our Tendency to Make Poor Decisions, As Seen in a Funny Commercial”

  1. Blessings Msgr. Pope 🙂

    How I found this blog is dumbfounding a bit.

    I should of been at The Univ. of Central Fl, doing Ministry last week (maybe (or possibly probably) preaching too — but trying to get a better Preaching heart/mindset) [feel like I betrayed the Bells of the High Priest :)] — However foolishness had gotten the best of me, and I side-lined myself. (but read/learned/drew close to God a lot)

    On the computer I looked up the word Sin, and saw a picture with like a hammer or nails or something, (a picture I have at endoftheworld.net) and was wondering if it was the picture at the endoftheworld.net.

    Saw a web-site address it may of been, and was like na, that’s not from the site, but clicked and found this blog and this Article on Sin: http://blog.adw.org/2012/11/sin-on-sale-50-off-but-beware-of-the-side-effects/

    Something seems right about your writing — which is good 🙂 The Banquet of the King article is good > The Last paragraph in red with lady wisdom, good too (55 Million Abortions).

    I believe we are possibly getting close to the End of The World Beginning (The End is 7 years long, and begins with a 7 year Peace deal with Israel and Many) — check blog sidebar (www.endoftheworld.net/Jesus)

    The USA is almost $18 Trillion Dollars in Debt — there is a post: A Case For The End of The World in the blog sidebar. U.S. 100% Debt to GDP — (I have something in the blog like this: a nation that reaches 60-80% of GDP has never come back or always or nearly always collapsed/defaulted) — http://www.usdebtclock.org

    The info you wrote about the stages of Religious Persecution is possibly right on target — In Matthew 24, the next thing to happen in ‘The End Time Timeline’ is to be hated and handed over and killed for Jesus Name.

    This is possibly near to happen, as all the other indicators are possibly ripe to go the next ‘Woman in Labor Birth Pang Stage’ (Matthew 24) — see main page: http://www.endoftheworld.net — for Earthquake Info.

    There is going to be a Rapture most likely for the Faithful Christians (1 Cor. 15:51-52 & 1 Thess. 4:16-17) — Revelation 3:10 (kept from the hour of trial, that will try all those who dwell on the earth) and the 5 Wise Virgins in Matthew 25 (Parable of The Ten Virgins). — The Church is The Bride (Ancient Jewish Wedding/Feast of Trumpets parallel a Rapture) — see blog 🙂

    All other Christians, it may be, in the 7 Churches in the Book of Revelation, may have to go through The End of The World and Overcome – Resist Temptation and be Serious in their Loyalty/Devotion/Dedication/Commitment or Faith To Jesus. (The [New] Covenant in His Blood)

    Much Love, many Blessings, your friend in the Lord, Victor — keep up your good writing, and don’t kill yourself and don’t worry about me 🙂

    A little about me: Went to Catholic School for 12 years, attend a Catholic Church presently in Sanford, FL, talked to Fr. Anthony from EWTN on the phone in the past, to see about maybe joining — am 42 presently/single for the Lord — Have been doing ministry for maybe 7-8 years now — Have done a lot of Evangelism (handing out Scripture Booklets/Tracts) [www.wmpress.org] at 2 Colleges, one is the 2nd Biggest College in the U.S. it may be. — Got Saved in 1997 — 17 years ago.

    Have web-sites:
    http://www.thebemaseat.com — The Judgment Seat
    http://www.endoftheworld.net — main site — lot of money for the domain name even though it is dot net — End of The World.

    If you post or don’t post comment, all is good,

    Maranatha/Shalom – Victor

    From The Catholic Catechism:

    The Catholic Catechism teaches that the Church must first pass through a final trial (persecution) that will shake the faith of many believers before Jesus returns. The Catechism also says there will be a Religious Deception that will offer an apparent solution to the problems of people, at the price of apostasy from the truth.

    — This is good teaching also, but this will most likely play out for all those who were not Raptured i.e. those that were “Sort of Christians” or not Christians at all. The Deception I think is going to be possibly Manifold – From Financial/Gov’t/Religion, (maybe Islam) to get a person to “Avoid” – maybe is the word – The Truth, which is Jesus and the only Hope that can save a person.

  2. Shalom, last message today 🙂

    Didn’t mean to leave anyone in no man’s land above maybe, after writing Blood of The Covenant and before saying much love 🙂

    God’s Blessings and Much love to Msgr. Pope & everyone 🙂

    In Humility, Victor

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