Last night as I was watching The Biggest Loser, (yes I watch every episode if @ all possible) I began thinking that Jillian and Bob want to make everything about them. I realize that Jillian’s mom is a psychologist and therefore some of her mom has rubbed off on her (LOL), but that does not make Jillian a psychologist. Last night when the contestant revealed that his sister died when he was 12, Bob and Jillian got mad at him for not telling them about that event in his life. Jillian actually began confronting the contestant with the new information.
As I have watched this season of the show, I have found myself getting angry about this becoming a “pop-psychology” show and not necessarily a show about how to lose weight. I know that each one of us has issues that have contributed to the need to lose a few pounds or maybe more than just a few pounds. I liked the show much more when they concentrated on teaching different types of exercise and ways to cook healthy meals. Watching people be confronted with fairly emotional life issues has been a turn off for me as far as the show is concerned.
Why do I write this today? Am I jealous of Jillian for being able to be a “counselor” on TV with a national audience? I do not think so. I think the reason I am writing this today is so many people can be confronted with issues by watching TV without any true answers to their problems. Watching The Biggest Loser for a couple of hours on Tuesday night might raise questions of our lives. We see that the contestant has faced an issue in just a short amount and it seems to be resolved. What we do not see is the time it truly takes to resolve such issues. We only see the edited feature. Folks, life is not made for TV and TV is not made to solve our problems. TV is for entertainment and sometimes education. Our shows will never be the answer or even contain the answer for the issues that haunt us. Only a true relationship with God through Jesus Christ will have a lasting impact on our lives.
John 10:10b (NASB)
10 “… I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
John 14:6 (NASB)
6 Jesus said* to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.