I am sure there are going to be a million posts on the television show Glee because last night's episode was sorta about religion. I say sorta, because there were all sorts of views on believing in God or not, how to talk to God, and what to do to comfort your friends in their hour of pain.
I was following twitter last night while Glee was on and so many people were either totally for this Episode or against it. I wasn't home watching it when it was on, but quickly turned it on when I arrived and watched it all. It started out the one kid "found Jesus." I had to giggle because he thought he saw the face of Jesus in a grilled cheese sandwich that he had burnt. Now, I don't want to be rude, and I do respect all types of religion and think that we can learn something from each of them, but I found that part of the storyline funny, but sad. I mean, how many people today will just see something like that and believe that it is a sign from God? There are a lot of people that are misguided or misled.
One of the character's had a heart attack. His son, professed that he is atheist and gave his reasons. It shocked a lot of his friends. He shared his reasons the same as his friends' shared theirs. At one point, he was very angry and stated that he stated, "Right now I don't want a Heavenly Father, I want my real one back." His friend was very truthful and real with him. She said she didn't know what to say or how to say things because he did not believe in God. His beliefs did not line up with hers and she wanted him to be open to how she showed her concern and comfort. Is that not what we all want? We all want to comfort those in need. But in doing so, sometimes we go overboard or the other person takes it the wrong way. For example, the girls of the Glee Club went to his father's hospital room and were praying for him. Kurt came in and asked what they were doing. The told him and then he asked them to leave so the acupuncturist could work on his father.
It was interesting the way the producer's spun it. At times I was disappointed with what the message was. During the whole thing, there was also this underlying separation of church and state issue, but it became a non-issue in my opinion.
I can't stop the show, but i can make sure my kids are grounded in God's real message. God loves everyone, even those who don't believe in God. I feel everyone can have an opinion and we need to let them know God's way in a loving way, without causing too much conflict. Just remember, the seed you sow today may not grow for many days. Prayer is a good way to fertilize the seeds. It will grow when God is ready. You may not be there when it happens, and it shouldn't matter that you were the one who God chose to plant it. Because the goal is not to see how many you can win to Christ, but how many will come to Christ because you are doing His will.