Monsters

“Nobody’s born a monster. We’re made. The product of a cruel world filled with cruel people.”–Jabberwocky

This quote comes from the TV series, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. And to an extent, it’s true. No one is born a monster. Anakin Skywalker wasn’t born a Jedi slayer, he became one. . . . Hitler was once a baby, just like any human being. He wasn’t born a dictator who hated Jews, he became one. And Satan wasn’t created as the devil, he became it.

No one is born a monster. Our choices form us into who we are and who we become. And our choices can hurt others . . . which means we can also create monsters. Yes, they make their own choices; however, it’s also hard to rise up and to think clearly when you’re in pain.  Continue reading

Harding Chapel: Wow!

This week, I was blessed both Monday and Tuesday to listen to the messages of Don McLaughlin in chapel. I encourage you to take the time, and listen to his messages as well. And I pray that you both enjoy, and that they impact you as much as they did for me.

http://hu16-vod.harding.edu/CablecastPublicSite/show/1924?channel=1

(Skip to 13:27 for the devo)

http://hu16-vod.harding.edu/CablecastPublicSite/show/1925?channel=1

(Skip to 8:30 for the devo)