I just graduated from Valley Forge Christian College with a bachelors of science in digital media communications. Last summer I had an experience that has changed my life forever. I Interned in South Africa for 6 weeks as amissionary photographer, documenting the ministry of Doctor Jim Blessman. A life changing experience to say the least. Feel free so check out some of my pictures. Have fun looking at my blog :)
I was sitting in my room just now, thinking about the things we all go through and the horrible things we do to each other when I had a thought. What is more tragic, when evil people do horrible things to others or when normal people slowly turn into the evil people?
Whenever I see a tragedy on the news of a bombing, a shooting, or rapes I always end up thinking about the ones committing the crime. Everyone always blows up with blind anger and rage and hatred for the criminal but rarely ever forgiveness. I have pity on them more than hatred. As a Christian, forgiveness is very important to me. Lots of times I look at these criminals and its like I’m looking at myself. Like theres this horrific evil that dwells in me. Like there’s the potential for me to become that kind of a monster. There are few things in life I fear more than becoming a person like that and I always make sure to not be so naive as to think that its an impossibility. I fear hurting others.
There something that happens to these people. Something that turns them into these monsters. And thats something we always seem to miss or ignore or even in some cases encourage. Like porn.
There are lots of people who are hopelessly addicted to pornography. I’ve read that an addiction to pornography is equal to that of a cocaine addiction. After a while though pornography gets boring. The addict needs a new fix. Thats why there are so many different varieties of porn on different levels of extremities. On the darker levels of porn you find things like bestiality, graphic violent abuse, and rape simulation videos. What kind of a mind can masturbate to someone being raped?
Isn’t it amazing that our God still loves us and forgives us and heals us? We should never think we’re any better than these kind of people because we help create them. The least we can do is pray for them and maybe even forgive them.