In 2014 more than 48 million Americans lived in households that struggled to put food on the table. More than 20 percent of children–one in five–live at risk of hunger. The maternal mortality rate in the U.S. is the highest among all the developed countries.
These are but a few of the realities facing Americans. Throw in racism, misogyny, immigration issues and the rise of white supremacy. Instead of working to solve these problems, what are millions of Americans doing? Watching reality TV.
When we face unprecedented challenges as a nation, can we Christians sit by and allow vacuous reality television shows to shape our societal conscience?
Turn off the TV. Get to know your neighbors. Work together to better your community. That’s what Jesus calls us to do. And that’s a reality I’d like to see.
This message is an excerpt from a Woman of the ELCA blog by Linda Post Bushkofsky.
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