"Here we are now, entertain us."
That’s a line from a hit song by one of the earliest “grunge bands” of the 1990s – Nirvana, led by Kurt Cobain. That one line is a good summary of our culture today. We are obsessed with being entertained.
Tell me, what is the focus of our entertainment? Is it anything more than just an expression of our selfishness? Let’s be honest – our entertainment has nothing to do with producing something useful or of benefit to others. The goal is to consume something for the sake of pleasure. Our lives are like being in a theme park, just looking for the next adrenaline rush to make us feel alive.
As a student, I have found that even our friendships are centered around who is the most entertaining. Don’t get me wrong – being funny and having a sense of humor is a gift from God and not something to apologize for. God loves funny and He loves fun, but not if it comes at a price.
How’s the old saying go? “He who makes you laugh, laughs at you. But he who makes you cry, cries with you.”Read More