Written by: Tony Talevera
What's your Tv Reflection?
During this time of quarantine, you may have a lot of time to catch up on some of your favorite TV series. From Netflix, to Hulu, Amazon to Disney Plus, we can go back today and watch some of our old favorites, from sitcoms like the Facts of Life, Family Ties, and Happy Days to shows like Knight Rider, The Andy Griffith Show and the A-Team. Growing up, TV was what brought all of us in my family together with situations that wrapped up neatly in 30 minutes and characters that we all knew and loved. I usually carry this silly little book around with me called What's Your TV Alter Ego, a series of short personality profile tests to tell you what character you would be if you were, say, one of the Golden Girls, or one of the kids on Saved by the Bell, or someone from The Office... it's always fun to do with a group of friends and lively conversation ensues.
What's your Spiritual Reflection?
While it's fun to think of what kind of character we portray to the world in view of our favorite TV personalities, a far more pressing question is how does the world see us in regards to our faith? When we speak, act and live people should see Christ in us. In the way that we serve and in the way that we love, it should be a true reflection of who Jesus is and what he's all about. The Bible says in 1 John 2:6 Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 11:1, Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ...
Whoever we look like, act like or talk like, people should most clearly see Christ in us. Ultimately it matters not if you're a Rose or a Blanche, a Jerry or a Kramer, a Norm or a Cliff or a Jim or a Dwight, we should all be what this world needs the most- a loving reflection of Christ.