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life is not tv

I recently started reading Anne Lamott’s book, “Plan B,” a book that offers an insight into her personal spiritual journey.  Last night, I came across this line: “Things are not perfect because life is not TV.”

What a great line – and a great lesson.

Since the 1950’s, we’ve been raising generations who tune into the tube.  While the lineup has increased from three networks to unlimited cable and YouTube, the same temptation exists: to define reality as something other than it really is.

Reality is not perfect, white teeth and unblemished skin.

Reality is that the good guy (or girl) doesn’t always win; in fact, it’s hard to find on TV a really “good” guy or girl who represents sound Christian values or morals.

Life is not TV.