Luke 11: 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness. 35 Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness. (ESV)
There’s a saying: “We can’t unsee what we have seen.” People will say that because it’s hard to forget things that we see, especially things that shock us at the moment. Think for a moment and look back at the things you saw that shocked you at some point. I can remember my first anime cartoon; it was so amazing I wanted to watch those cartoons all day! Transformers was so popular, so new, and full of color that we talked about it in school all day. I can still look back and get that feeling of nostalgia for when I was impressed with anything Transformers.
This article is not for you, but rather, for your children and grandchildren. Their little minds are not prepared to see everything that this world is throwing at them. Be careful what you let them see. Some things that seem harmless to us are very shocking to them, and they can’t unsee those things. Help fill their lives with good things and help them see things that are amazing and beautiful, not the things in social media or tv or movies. They don’t have to watch every new movie or tv show; rather, let them watch you imitate Jesus in all you do and in all you say and all you watch.