Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Lin & Yang

a Biblical thought...
Everyone has to die once, then face the consequences. Christ's death was also a one-time event, but it was a sacrifice that took care of sins forever. And so, when he next appears, the outcome for those eager to greet him is, precisely, salvation. (Hebrews 9:27-28)

a Book thought...
I cannot explain why theologically, but when I have ministered to the poor, I have sensed almost palpably God's spirit in ways I never have in worship services and prayer meetings. (p192 Sayers)
a Dave thought...
The Olympic opening ceremony was certainly spectacular, but as with most outstanding television performances there is often more going on than we realise. As we were all amazed by 9 year-old Lin at the time, we now are just discovering that maybe she is not perfect in all areas. As one of the executives explains their last minute decision to use two girls in this scene.
"The reason was for the national interest. The child on camera should be flawless in image, internal feelings, and expression. Lin Miaoke is excellent in those aspects, but in the aspect of voice, Yang Peiyi is flawless, in each member of our team's view."

It seems the pressure is always there on the screen to have both perfect singing and perfect viewing and then when that person doesn't exist in the world we try and invent them anyway. Meanwhile around the world there are millions of little girls wishing they could look as good and sing as good as Lin so they too could star on TV. Unfortunately this dream that so many have is unreachable even when it looks like it is.

Just a thought.

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