Sometimes I surprise myself at the “news” videos I will watch. Afterwards, I ask myself why I watched it…but I never have an answer. And if it’s not enough that I watch the video, I’ll read the comments, and if I’m in the right mood, I’ll make a few comments, too. From the comments, I have realized that there are people in this world who are bona fide nuts. I’ve also learned a few things.
Some of those videos stay in my mind for a while, like the Chinese toddler who was hit by two vehicles. I have no words for what I saw…but the images are still in my head. Disturbing. If you haven’t seen that clip, you are better off not knowing that these things go on in our world.
I watched the video of Gaddafi being captured. I really couldn’t tell anything at all about that piece of raw footage. There are people who think he shouldn’t have been killed by the people he’d terrorized all these years…I think he reaped what he sowed, just as each and every one of us will.
I am not watching Dancing with the Stars this season. I rarely watched a full season of it, but this time, I couldn’t stomach of the contestants, and as it is with every season, I didn’t even know who half of them were. Stephen Davey said something on Wisdom for the Heart this morning that has stuck in my mind: “We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance.” Enough said.
I don’t watch much TV…most of my news comes from the internet. As I peruse the news sites, I can’t find any good news, only more reasons for me to keep in mind that I live in a crazy world, a very crazy world. With all that’s going on outside my box, I would not be surprised if Jesus’s return isn’t so much closer than we all realize. I wonder what I’d do differently if I knew that He was coming back before the end of the year? Would I sit around surfing the ‘net, or watching The Biggest Loser, or worrying about my diet…or would I be doing all I could to make sure my loved ones got their acts together? There are things we shouldn’t take for granted, having a tomorrow is one of them, we aren’t promised tomorrow.
This week in History:
v The telegraph turns 150 years old.
v Pablo Picasso was born in 1881.
v The New York City Subway opened in 1904.
v In 1517, Martin Luther posted 95 revolutionary opinions that would begin the Protestant Reformation.
v “96 Tears” was the number one hit in 1966.
v President McKinley’s assassin is executed in 1901.
v The Statute of Liberty was dedicated by President Grover Cleveland in 1886.
v Congress enforces prohibition in 1919.
v In 1984, an infant receives a baboon heart.
v In 1972, President Nixon suspends bombing in Vietnam, and in 1973, he vetoed the War Powers Resolution.
v British naval fleet attacks Norfolk, Virginia in 1775.
v In 1945, the United Nations was formally established.