Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4.8
50 Shades of Gray. I was not going to “go here” because I have not read the book nor do I have any intention of seeing the movie. Also, because several bloggers who I believe are far more articulate than I am have written awesome editorials on why I shouldn’t go see it! My friend, Melissa, writes her thoughts over here, and, Colleen, over here. These two ladies nailed it in my opinion. I encourage you to take a few minutes to read.
Here is what I do want to say.
I am no stranger to sin, immorality, fornication, shameful acts. Suffice it to say, I am a former bad girl. BUT, I’m not that woman any longer. I have new standards. New checkpoints. A new moral compass. All because of God’s goodness and grace.
IF you are considering the movie I want you to consider this, “Would you take Jesus with you to see it?”
Not sure about YOU, but that stops me in my tracks – and it is a question I want to ask myself before a lot of decisions are made! I have an 18-year old granddaughter and a 12-year old grandson and I know whatever I do has the potential to affect them. Remember the WWJD? campaign years ago? I think it would behoove all of us, especially me, to once again enforce it in my/our lives.
Friends, I believe with all my heart this stuff matters. The gray matters – that area between the black and white!
Will you join me?
Linking up with the rah-rah cheerleaders over at Purposeful Faith today!