2 Timothy 3:2 “For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred.”
Recently, I saw my first glimpse of someone using a “selfie-stick.” This woman stood alone in front of some pretty flowers and snapped photos of herself. It fascinated me as I watched. I have never taken a selfie. Occasionally I might take a photo of a group of us doing something, but never a selfie. I just don’t understand the craze. I believe Facebook helps to drive this “ego-centric” desire to display photos of ourselves. The verse above provides additional reasons, “For people will love only themselves.” Sometimes we love ourselves so much; we invent devises, like a selfie-stick, to help us idolize ourselves even more.
Meanwhile, throughout the world, people live in extreme poverty. People might spend $20 or $30 for a device but never think about donating that same amount to help a child in need. The attached photo is from Sierra Leone and shows a group of children that just want to attend school to get an education. It will cost $50 to send all them to school for an entire year. Another $100 would provide all the supplies for the school year. However, my organization will struggle to raise that money. As Christian, sometime we have our priorities backwards.
Next time you want to take a selfie, why not take a photo of yourself helping someone else. We could call them “helpies” and we could flood the internet with them. We could show how a simple act of kindness can change the world. If you send me your “helpies,” I will post them. Each of us can make a difference in the world with just a little effort.
May the Lord Bless you and keep.
Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”