Fr. John mentioned at Mass that the average 50 year old has watched 9 to 11 YEARS of television!
When you think of all the images you see on the tube, how that effects your thinking and your actions about "who" you are and "how" you percieve others. Most of these images are trying to sell you something: a lifestyle, vacation, designer label clothing, sport equipment, cars, diamonds and on and on. We are not better than anyone else just because we have designer clothes or sporty vehicles. We do not get any closer to the God who created us either.
God sees us naked anyway.
Instead of watching T.V., here are a few things to do instead:
2. Dance (as if no one is watching)
4. READ! So many great books out there!
5. Write a letter
6. Play more with your kids
7. Enjoy Silence
9. Take a walk
10. Make something extra-special for your spouse
11. Take a class
12. Spend time with God and pray
Turn off that box and LIVE!