While I was downrange, I joked with my assistant about him reading this 'teenage-romance' novel series: Twilight. I usually don't take big stances of opposition on things that I see as trivial or trendy, ...so, this is not a Reformed Chaplain bashing the most recent culture crazy.
The obsession with vampires is just not my bag. 'In my day', we had LOSTBOYS. Those guys were my early teen nightmares of nocturnal-bloodsuckers. Yet, much has change since then,...Jack Bauer no longer feasts on A-, but defends the country.
Yet, although I don't care too much for silly romantic girlish fantasies with vamps, I am quite enamored with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. We recently brought it into our home and it seems for the most part to be rather enjoyable. I have played the series of Call of Duty,...even on the computer, so I must be up to date on the recent release. I suppose we all have our taste....
Yet, one thing I have learned either by XBOX or girlish movie time, ...it is imperative that we don't let these little tastes become so satisfying that they draw us away from Christ or our families. The very instance I am noticing a lag in zeal toward my wife or my daily reading due to the XBOX, I must refocus my attentions and affections. As I have written earlier in the blog, I do believe that we will one day and give account before God how we didn't reach our neighbors or prayed...but we will definitely have countess hours logged on Facebook or 'leveled up' on MW2.