Monday, November 23, 2009

The TV is My Shepherd

Before you read this, understand that it's not my intention to overstate the danger of television or condemn people who watch television. Those who know me will know that I have a television in my home, and I watched half of the Eagles game last night. So I am not condemning TV; if I was to do that, I'd be condemning myself!

But there's still a much-needed challenge and reminder in this re-writing of the 23rd Psalm:

The TV is my shepherd,
I shall want more.
It makes me lie down on the sofa.
It leads me away from the faith;
It destroys my soul.
It leads me in the path of sex and violence
for the sponsor's sake.
Yeah, though I walk in the shadow of Christian responsibility,
there will be no interruption, for the TV is with me.
It's cables and remote control, they comfort me.
It prepares a commercial for me in the presence of my worldliness;
It anoints my head with humanism and consumerism;
My coveting runneth over.
Surely, laziness and ignorance shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house watching TV for ever.

(Via Thabiti Anyabwile)


  1. It sadly sums up how we are so easily captivated by the things around us and how they easily become our god substitutes.