When will the madness stop? Our culture in America is so psychologized that even wearing deodorant can meet our “emotional needs”!!!
On one of our deodorant packages, it says (this is true):
“Extra Responsive in Emotional Moments”*
They have an * and then the “releasing sweat” comment below their claim of extra responsiveness in emotional moments!
Do you need deodorant that is extra responsive to your emotional moments? I guess, we all do sometimes! I guess if I have “intermittent explosive disorder” (sinful angry outbursts), then I may need this deodorant’s extra strength!
I’m not complaining. Just pointing out how Americans are being market-ed with psychology!
By the way, this blog is not intended to demean anyone struggling with their emotions. Believe me, we all do at times whether it be fear, anger, worry, depression, etc.
How much do we think like our culture? I don’t think we’ll ever fully realize it until heaven. I encourage you to have a biblical culture so that you help widows, orphans, and those much less fortunate than you.
I love 2 Corinthians 5:18-20a which reminds us:
“All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us.” – The Holy Bible : English standard version. 2001 (2 Co 5:18-20). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
Instead of being led by our culture and its marketing ploys to get us to chase the American dream, we need to LEAD our culture by thinking biblically first! Be a leader and not a follower by proclaiming the message of reconciliation to others!
-Mark (glad that when I read the Bible, I do not get any marketing from God – I’m already sold on Him!)