December 20

Written by Bill Grandi on December 20th, 2021

I am not a watcher of commercials. I despise them. I mute them. I “Ahem” if Jo has the remote and fails to mute. This was especially helpful when the endless-and I do mean endless-appeals for Medicare during open enrollment time played more times that I ever want to remember. And if had I seen William Shatner fake putting up four fingers instead of three one more time I think I would throw up.  Yes it was that annoying…AND THAT IS WITHOUT SOUND!

But there is one commercial, that even though I have not heard it, I have seen it.  It strikes my funny bone. It is the commercial for a car company. The mom is taking the kids home when she apparently open a panoramic window and the kids see snow falling. The father is on top of the roof with a snow machine making snow fall. As the drone camera pans away it shows their house as being the only one with snow falling…and…it is a desert-like setting.

I know one thing for sure: that snow will not last.

There really is only one thing which will last: love. We often get so wrapped up in other pursuits that all of our overtime and energy is spent running after the wrong thing(s).  What better time to show love than right now, at Christmas time. After all, the greatest example of love was shown by a God who entered time and space as a human in order to save us.

I agree with Bob Goff who wrote:

“Leave a legacy of love. The rest will blow by like it never happened.” (#354-p.407)

“Father, You left a legacy of love and leaving one should be our ultimate goal. A love that leads others to you. “


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Amen!

    I have had a TIVO (DVR recorder) for many years until moving into this house. Now, I watch TV via Apple TV+. A whole new world to figure out. With TIVO, I’d hit a button and it automatically bypassed all commercials cause I hate them as much as you! Oh, how I miss my TIVO. It was so easy to use.


    • Bill Grandi says:

      We only have cable so we have to endure the commercials. That TIVO sure sound like a dream. 🙂

  2. May our heart’s desire be to leave a legacy of love, Bill. So very much enjoyed yesterday’s sermon. Merry Christmas!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      That is my heart’s desire Martha. Thanks for watching too! Merry Christmas to you and Danny!

  3. Ryan S. says:

    I am with you on the commercials.
    With some of the online programming, the same commercial may be played 10 times during the course of a show.
    I am not sure there are any products or services that I have decided to buy as a result of watching some of those commercials… but I can say… there are a number of products I absolutely would NOT buy as a result of watching their commercials.

    The question I think I should ask myself… Am I a commercial – advertisement – representative – for Christ and would others feel the same about watching me?

    Am I leaving a legacy of Love.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      I’m with you Ryan. An annoying commercial turns me off to the product or if I see immorality I am much more inclined to say, “Nope” to the product. Some commercials are just plain stupid. But I do agree with your personal assessment questions.