Why am I not ashamed of showing abusive hand gestures, but feel embarrassed to use the sign of the cross?
Why am I not ashamed of singing aloud a song with raunchy lyrics, but blush if caught humming a hymn?
Why am I not ashamed of slapping someone publicly but lack the courage to apologize even in private?
Why am I not ashamed of wearing t-shirts carrying obscene messages but hide the cross around my neck?
Why am I not ashamed of spreading rumors to debase someone but shy away from spreading the Good News?
Why am I not ashamed of hearing a dirty joke but wouldn't want to be caught dead listening to religious podcast?
Why am I not ashamed of reading a racy novel again and again, but feel embarrassed to be seen with a bible?
Oh, I could list many more! What kind of culture do I live in, where every condemnable act is commended and the fine art of practicing a religion is frowned upon!
It is 'cool' and 'hip' to sprinkle a talk with as many abuses as possible(and no I am not talking about the occasional rant) and it is a 'fad' to dress up as cheaply as can be allowed(cheap not in cost, cheap means tasteless and vulgar) among the youth and many who have well surpassed the age to be called a youth.
Call it peer pressure or attack of media or blame it on globalization or whatever else that pleases you, but the fact remains that in today's age, more than in any other time or age of this world, is it possible to behave in filthy way and get applauded for it too!
The question which arises is that how is the broadening of our mind and freedom leading us to lewd and profane lifestyle, why and how can the educated and seemingly wise world can't even differentiate between what is good and what is not and still boast of advancement and progress?
And what kind of a progress is it indeed, if it takes us back to being primitive and senseless!
I am young, educated, liberated. So why am I so very much ashamed of doing the right and the good and why don't I give a second thought before something crude!
Luke 9:26 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.