As I shsred with you yesterday, I have been watching the Olympics on TV.
When it comes to TV, I am like most Americans. I have my satellite television service through DIRECTV. They offer over 200 full time HD channels to choose from. There are flat screen TVS located in several rooms in my home.
But normally, I watch very little TV, and I’ve never been a game player other than board games or Gin. I’m sure if I had an addictive personality I could very easily do nothing but watch TV or play games on my down time. The quantity of my life could be spent watching countless hours of TV. Figuratively speaking the quality of my life would then be considered as down the tube, meaning wasted and unrecoverable. The phrase is a British term, an equivalent of down the drain, originally meaning the soilpipes which are connected to lavatories.
Today the tube I’m referring to is picture tubes. Our flat screen TVS no longer house the picture tubes of days gone by. But they used to.
I’ve heard it said that we watch on Tv what we crave the most in the deepest recesses of our hearts. For most that means a rich new participatory life. My advice to you is you might begin living an authentic life once you stop letting the one you have go down the tube.
The tv tube that is, so to speak.
Let’s all stop wasting our time observing life when we can experience life first hand. Live. Let’s live with a purpose making each day count rather than passively watching it pass us by. The Olympics is one thing, but watching others in those so far from reality reality shows. That’s another blog. Another day. Let’s put down our remotes and let’s put God in control rather than a piece of plastic.
Let’s all watch our TVs on our downtime to educate, to uplift, or simply to entertain. But let’s not let them take control of our time. Our lives. Let’s live life to its fullest. And let only our plumbing drainage go down the tube.
17 So be very careful how you live. Do not live like those who are not wise, but live wisely. Use every chance you have for doing good, because these are evil times. So do not be foolish but learn what the Lord wants you to do. Ephesians 5:15-17
Love and laughter,