Breaking News: A Wicked Thing

Oh, how people’s lives burn at the stake of a ‘breaking’ news story!

We see ‘the breaking news’ everywhere, on Facebook, the television, yahoo when you open your browser. And we’re drawn to those stories no matter how much we don’t want to know, don’t want to read. And we do read or watch. It may be in disgust. It may be in delight. Yet it is always at the expense of another.

And well is the word ‘breaking’ used. Those stories destroy lives. They break asunder the human heart as we gaze on the atrocities of this life.

If only broadcasters were interested in uplifting, showing the good in people. But oh how they say that won’t sell! Yet God said, “Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” Colossians 4:6

May we consider men and women as God sees them and not through the eyes of the world. May we see a way to witness to them to bring change to their shattered lives. May we be ready with the answer God has given to heal those broken lives.


5 thoughts on “Breaking News: A Wicked Thing

  1. So very true!

  2. So true! I am so tired of how the news tries to spin everything to make it as divisive as possible. They love to hype the horrible.

    1. Imagine what would happen if they actually wrote about good people making a difference.

  3. Originally, I went to school for broadcast journalism. After studying in college, I decided to not go into the field for this reason~ sensationalism to sell the story. Incidentally, one of my college professors suggested I write soap operas. Unfortunately, I saw myself as a literary type back then, so that was a disappointment ~lol.

    1. Journalism sounds like an exciting field to study in college!

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