I didn’t watch the Oscars on Sunday night. So sue me. I enjoy movies just as much as the next person, but these people make a great deal of money for what they do. As their fans we subsidize their extravagant lifestyles. How much recognition do they need? Designers GIVE them dresses that cost more than my car. Attendees receive gift baskets full of gifts that are worth more than my home. Then they sashay up to the stage to receive awards for being someone else. Afterwards they party like it’s 1999. I’m sorry, I can’t do it anymore.
As a society we recognize and give great honors for things that are less than deserving while allowing the people and achievements that matter go unrecognized. Well, I, for one, am tired of it. It’s time to stand up for the true honorees! The ones who:
● give up their lives for another
● endure sleepless nights to care for another
● work tirelessly to provide for the needs (and many wants) of another
● take their time to diligently teach and instruct others
● spend countless hours counseling others
● risk their safety to protect others
● hold back tears to console others through heartaches and disappointments
● neglect their own health to nurse others back to health
● forego their own commitments to constantly chauffeur others
And the Oscar for Best Mom in “A Child’s Life” goes to…YOU!!!
God bless you for all you do!
Until next time…
“Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.” (Romans 13:7 NIV)