Hey, Look at Me

We live in a “I need to be noticed” culture. And not only in the United States. It seems to be something that spread globally faster than the need for tattoos.

We have several Congresspeople whose politics center solely on getting noticed. “Hey, look at me” they shout. Until the past few years, new people in Congress kept their heads down and learned the ropes.

Some of these even proclaim themselves to be followers of Jesus. Or, at least Christians.

But Jesus warned us about such behavior.

When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will ever get.

Matthew 6:5

Getting a social media “like” is a dopamine hit. One makes us crave more. This trick is used by social media companies to keep you on their site or application. Even LinkedIn, the business social site, uses many of the same tricks as Facebook to keep you there and show you more ads.

And we get sucked in. “Hey! Notice me…”

Once again, it’s about attitude and intent. Let us be aware of ours.

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