As we all know, reality TV is my “thing”. Being a very spiritual person as well, I was naturally excited and intrigued when I saw there was going to be a show focusing on preachers, Preachers of LA. I must admit I was a bit uneasy because I know many people already have preconceived thoughts about preachers and church. But after watching and really paying attention to the meat of the show, I was hooked. Ignoring the fancy cars, houses and wardrobes, the fact that the show focuses on more than just the Bible is something I think the world needs. If you take away the glitz and glam of the show, you’ll see that the pastors have a past, they’ve had (and are still dealing with) hardships and struggles and above all, their human.
One of the Pastors on the show, Jay Haizlip, is covered with tattoos yet comes across as a very down to earth person who’s main concern is saving souls. In this weeks episode, he sat down with a band member from the rock band Korn and their conversation was pretty insightful. Check out some of the points that stuck out to me.
1. “One thing I hate to see is Christians hating on other Christians…”
2.” Those people judging us need Jesus more than the drug addicts…”
3. “If you judge people by their looks you’ll miss who they are and what God wants to do in their lives…”
Gives you something to think about, right? My main point of today’s post is to say that if it takes a show like this to reach that one person who is lost and unsure of what or where to go next, it’s done it’s job. Sometimes it takes a show like this to get to through to people. I also think the show starts a necessary dialect about more than just religion – it opens up dialect about faith, spirituality and our beliefs.
Have you watched the show? What did you think? If you haven’t. I’ll say this – before you count the show completely out, or if you’ve already watched it and don’t like it, try watching it with a different perspective next time. If it’s not for you, so be it. Everything ain’t for everybody, right? 😉 Until next time, be blessed and TTYS!