i surfed on over to the tv guide page today and this was the poll question for the day:
Does the threat of early cancellation make you reluctant to watch new serial dramas?
|Yes. I don’t want to invest in a story line if the networks will rob me of the conclusion.|
|No. I’ll take the risk. Why deprive myself of a good show just because of past failures?|
normally these are just silly things that get the reader to engage more with the site and thus be exposed to even more advertising. but when i read this one, i was really taken back by it. are we, American’s, so afraid of commitment that we are concerned that we can’t commit to something as small as a tv show, without being concerned if it will be there next week?
many of my youth pastor friends and i are often engaging in a conversation about commitment, commitment from kids, parents, others in the church and sometimes the church itself. one of the latest statistics i read said that in ten years the USA will only be 4 percent church-going-Christians and the other 96 will most likely be some form of a religion.
no kidding that people are not staying in church and committing to the church. if people are worried about committing to a new tv show, it completely makes sense that people are not going to commit to a church.
so i leave with this question: what would the world look like if Jesus did not commit to follow the plan that God had for Him?