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Our Common Threat, as Seen in a Commercial

September 28, 2018 3 Comments
Our Common Threat, as Seen in a Commercial

The commercial below is humorous, albeit preposterous. Here is the scenario: the earth has stopped rotating on its axis and “scientists” say that if everyone runs in the same direction we can restart the rotation, much like hamsters running in an exercise wheel. Of course, as the standard disaster movie format requires, the news anchor […]

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Seeing Beyond Appearances

September 21, 2018 0 Comments
Seeing Beyond Appearances

The commercial below presents one of life’s little tests: the “middle seat.” There’s a lot of stress involved in flying, and on top of that we’re in like cattle. Finally, there is that dreaded middle seat. We’re not happy if we’re consigned to one and often feel apologetic about it to our seatmates, even though […]

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Our Tendency to Entertain Lies as Seen in A Vintage Commercial

September 14, 2018 0 Comments
Our Tendency to Entertain Lies as Seen in A Vintage Commercial

We tend to lie to ourselves about many things; we are even “glad” at times to have others lie to us. This is especially true in matters related to flattery and vanity. Perhaps we can label these “vain lies.” There are other lies that are far more serious in their impact because they besmirch the […]

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Words Do Not Make Reality, As Seen in a Commercial

September 7, 2018 1 Comment
Words Do Not Make Reality, As Seen in a Commercial

The situation of the man in this commercial reminds me of modern life in general. We talk a lot about freedom, but compulsiveness, addiction, and lack of self-control are more the case with the average person. We have collectively rejected the “Ten Big Laws of God,” declaring our freedom from being told what to do. […]

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Humility and Our Hidden Faults, as Seen in a Commercial

August 31, 2018 0 Comments
Humility and Our Hidden Faults, as Seen in a Commercial

The video below humorously illustrates a biblical principle about our hidden faults. Indeed, we all have sins and behaviors that are obvious to others but of which we are unaware. In addition, we have even deeper faults of which no one is aware except God Himself, who sees our innermost heart. Consider some of the […]

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There Is More to a Home Than Just the House

August 24, 2018 1 Comment
There Is More to a Home Than Just the House

There is more to a house that its size or beauty. It is an odd truth today that though our families have decreased in size, the square footage of our homes has increased dramatically. The “great room” in some modern homes is larger than the entire house I grew up in, and some of today’s […]

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Love Endures All Things, as Seen in a Commercial

August 17, 2018 0 Comments
Love Endures All Things, as Seen in a Commercial

In his classic description of love, St. Paul says, Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things (1 Cor 13:7). I remember discovering this when I was in the 7th grade. A very pretty girl needed help carrying some heavy books; I had wanted to meet her and saw my […]

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We Are Wayfarers and Our Food Is the Eucharist, as Seen in a Commercial

August 10, 2018 1 Comment
We Are Wayfarers and Our Food Is the Eucharist, as Seen in a Commercial

The commercial below reminds me of the fact that the Eucharist is our necessary food for the journey; it is the food of wayfarers. In John chapter 6, Jesus teaches that the miraculous manna described in Exodus and Numbers was the food that sustained the ancient Jews in the desert and strengthened them bodily for […]

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