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On the Sin of Rash Judgment, as Seen in a Commercial

March 16, 2018 0 Comments
On the Sin of Rash Judgment, as Seen in a Commercial

One of the most commonly committed—yet least often confessed—sins, is that of rash judgment. The commercial below humorously depicts the sin and how wrong we can sometimes be. In reality, the sin is not often humorous and can lead us to some very dark places. On account of rash judgments, we may harbor grudges, resentments, […]

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Our Common Threat, as Seen in a Commercial

March 9, 2018 2 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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Humility Lesson, as Seen in a Commercial

March 2, 2018 1 Comment
Humility Lesson, as Seen in a Commercial

Humility is often discovered in little ways. Misplacing my keys is a frequent method for me. I’ve got my plans in mind; I consider myself well-prepared for meeting I’m attending; now it’s time to go. Uh oh, where the heck are my keys? Mr. Cool as a Cucumber is now all hot and bothered, frantically […]

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The Destructive Power of Distraction – As Seen in a Commercial

February 2, 2018 1 Comment
The Destructive Power of Distraction – As Seen in a Commercial

In our spiritual lives there is a battle going on for our mind. Satan and the world seek access to our thoughts through temptation and allurements. St Paul writes often of the mind as a source of our renewal and, by extension, as a kind of battleground: Do not be conformed to this world, but […]

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Pick Your Battles – As Seen in a Commercial

January 29, 2018 4 Comments
Pick Your Battles – As Seen in a Commercial

In life we have to decide which battles to fight and which to leave to others. We need to learn which battles are ours and which belong to others. Often we allow the urgent to leap ahead of the important on our priority list. We are forever pursuing the latest trendy battles rather than the […]

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Majoring in the Minors, as Seen in a Commercial

January 26, 2018 1 Comment
Majoring in the Minors, as Seen in a Commercial

We live in times of great ingenuity; we have a lot of smarts. We’ve been to the moon and back. Our computers can do more and more amazing things, even as we are able to make them smaller and smaller. We can see farther than ever into outer space and look more deeply than ever […]

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Our Interconnectedness as Seen in a Commercial

January 12, 2018 0 Comments
Our Interconnectedness as Seen in a Commercial

The commercial below reminds us that the products we use don’t just come out of nowhere. Good goes around and around. The Cheerios in the cereal box started out as seeds in the ground, but the commercial stops well short of showing everyone we should thank for the final product. • Before sowing the seed, […]

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No One Goes Away from Jesus Unchanged

January 5, 2018 2 Comments
No One Goes Away from Jesus Unchanged

The video below is a 2008 Coca-Cola commercial that takes up the theme of the star of Christmas. Let us review the impact that the star of Christmas had on the wise men, the Magi. The star moved them to seek meaning outside themselves; it made them look out and up. The star called them […]

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