Monday, October 21, 2013

Drawn To Extremes

In television, there is a way to help ensure people keep watching.

Make the characters more extreme.

If you don't believe me, go back and watch the first season of your favorite shows and then jump immediately to the new ones. Robin Scherbatsky is angrier (especially with Patrice), Patrick Jane is cockier, Sheldon Cooper is... well... crazier (even though he's not crazy, his mom had him tested), the list goes on and on.

People are drawn to extreme characters. It's something in our nature that we want people who are 100% at whatever it is they are.

And faith is no different.

Many people like to live out their faith and use that as their way of sharing Christ. I'm all for that, but I have a question. Are you extreme enough? People aren't going to be drawn to a "slightly Christian" anymore than they like a "slightly know-it-all" Sherlock Holmes. We want someone who is all in, good or bad. Someone who is completely what they are.

When it comes to living for Christ and chasing after Him, are you extreme enough?


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