Our culture is fixated on “fake life” – living our lives, getting fulfillment and joy, through the choices and life of another. Fake life is safe and insulated from any true risk...or reward.
Consider Facebook – you aren’t actually doing fun things with your friends or enjoying their company. You are just reading about their lives and enjoying from afar.
Just like those who are addicted to the constant stream of news, politics and the endless talking of “experts” (Who gave them that title? We don’t really know.). You aren’t part of the political battles. You aren’t helping those aiding those injured by the latest earthquake or comforting the many wounded in our society. You are just entertaining yourself by gossiping about and dissecting the lives of others.
And often “fake life” is lived through people who aren’t real people but are characters in an imaginative world.
Consider the lives dedicated the worship of videogames…
Think about the numbers of man hours consumed* by movies and TV series.
Consider the hours spent on sitcoms and “reality TV”. Even books, when substituted for actually living life in the real world, are fake.
Christ did not died so we could have fake life but so that we can have life eternal and abundant (John 10:10). It is the thief that comes to destroy our life…or substitute if for fake life.
*“Consumed” is a good adjective for amusement. Just like food becomes part of your body -- these tasty morsels of entertainment become part of your mind.
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