The earth seeks excitement. It needs to be constantly entertained. Its feeds off games that kill, or excite horror to prove to itself, that it can feel! And in doing so , it annestitzes itself, into indifference. It hypes fear, while it demands love. It plays on what it lacks, more than what it can give! It is mans souless nature. For he perfers what earth offers him, rather than what is of God.
Christ for too many today, would not offer them what they need. His life asks too much of them. It asks them to develop the opposite of what excites them. Yet if they reasoned out Christs life in them, they would come to see, His is a harder road.
It is far easier to bring guns to kill innocents, than it is to deal with the inner battle of a loveless mind. It is easier to believe that if you take your anger out , you will heal the hate you hold inside. It is easier to play a video game than to walk a mile in the shoes of Christ.
Christs road of love, seems too tame for many. They much perfer the easy fix. They believe in "kick ass" as if it is a badge of honor..Yet know nothing about what it takes to live HONORABLY. They arent taught what that means, nor what it takes. And they know nothing of its reward.
Instead, we teach our children to be tough on the outside, to wear black as if it means they know something... something they know nothing about. We feed the culture with men who "die hard" rather than feed them what it means to have real courage. We admire the wrong images, if you want to be men of courage, movie heros wont give you the "right stuff" . They will give you a moment of hype, of excelleration, of adrenilin...but they will do nothing to give you the courage of a man of GOD.
Its far more difficult to live as a good man, than it is to accept to live mans lesser nature. Thats EZ for men to do. Men no longer know what it is to be men. Young men immitate arrogance as if it was a mark of being tough. They faster be the ones to begin the fight, than the people who attempt to stop it.
It seems Christ for too many men, is too soft, too kind and too loving, to exemplify to them the image of a man. What they forget to look at is...it was He who was unjustly judged. It was He who stood alone, while even His own disciples fled, in fear of their own lives. It was He who was spat upon, beaten and nailed to a cross..because of what HE BELIEVED IN. Yet HE WAS NEVER A VICTIM. HE NEVER WAS SORRY FOR WHO HE WAS, AND WHAT HE SUFFERED. HE WAS THE TRUE STRENGTH OF A MAN. HE NEVER HARMED ANOTHER< HE WAS THE ONE WHO WAS HARMED..yet HE NEVER SOUGHT TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST HIS TORMENTORS.. THAT IS THE NATURE AND CHARACTER OF A MAN OF GOD...That for me, is the best image of what is a man!