We all know that sex and violence sells, so any news media you listen to whether it be mainstreamed, conservative, or liberal you are bound to think that the
world is on fire. It also doesn’t matter what your worldview is, you will end up thinking we are all going to die tomorrow if you consume enough “news.” This is even true in the world of Christian News. Catholics think that the Pope and the Church leadership are becoming increasingly more corrupt and diabolical, Protestants believe that Christianity is dying and overall people believe that Christ has forgotten us. The fact that bad news is news that sells will always have us believing that the
world is a crappy place.
This problem is something that we like to blame others for, but really it is on us. We are the ones consuming the news, whether it be political, religious, or financial. It is up to us to give
better incentives to the news producers to focus on the good. Sure, the world is the Enemy’s camp and Satan is having his day, but we too easily forget that the war has already been won and Christ will never forget about us. I know that there are many, many, many wretched news stories out there because the world can be a harsh place, and I am not saying we should all be naive to that. What I am saying is that the bad should not dominate our lives, and the endless news cycle should not dominate
our lives, and that remains true even if it transitions to just push out feel good stories.
We constantly think that we are the saviors of the world. We think we can keep the church sane, we think we can bring about a new
and better regime, we think that we can solve the worlds financial problems if people just listened to us. But here is the thing, we can actually do all of those things, but not in the way you might think. We can do all of those things by focusing on loving our families and doing the right thing. Living out a good example of a life that glorifies God is the way that you allow Christ to save the world through you. You do no need to preach and shout from the roof tops or tell everyone how bad
things are. You need to go through life with Joy because your savior lives and the war has been won.
I say all this because most of the time the financial news, which this email is dedicated to, seems to be predominantly on the
negative side. That is a harsh reality, but no matter how much terrible financial news is out there, remember we still live in the most abundant time humanity has ever experienced and that fact coupled with THE WAY that Christ has offered us is a reason for Joy!