In case you haven’t noticed, my taste in music is all over the map. I listen to just about anything. This would include music that isn’t always “Safe for the whole family”. So when I am not by myself, I find that the music I usually listen to either has to be filtered or changed completely. I always seem to pick up words that I had not heard, or realize just how raunchy a song really is. I realize that I have become numb to all of it. Yet a quick peak in the rear view mirror quickly reminds me that maybe I should be more “in tune” to what I am hearing.
I also felt a bit convicted when I thought “if it isn’t right for him to hear it, why is it ok for me”? The same thing happened with an old movie we were watching on the tube this weekend. I never remember that many cuss words, but I sure heard everyone of them while we were watching it with the kiddies. It’s amazing how much more accountable and in tune I can be when my children are around. Probably something to be said for that.
I have been challenged with the question of where you become old enough, “faithful enough” or Christian enough to be immune to lyrics, words or scenes in music and movies. The more I ponder and pray about that, I am not sure we do. It’s a fine line of discernment and I don’t want to be lukewarm.