“[There is] A time to be silent, and a time to speak.” Ecclesiastes 3:7b
I often refer to myself as the “happy reporter.” I prefer to write positive, upbeat stories and stay away from anything controversial. I may offend some people by writing about my faith – and Jesus in particular – but here in the Bible belt even those topics are fairly safe.
But I feel compelled to move out of my safety zone.
In my Bible study yesterday we talked about “Fifty Shades of Grey” and our concern at the level of excitement about the book and upcoming movie, even among women in the church. It was safe to talk about it there because everyone agreed with me.
When I read in my devotion this morning that there is a time to be silent and a time to speak, I knew the verse was talking to me. I needed to say publicly that I won’t be reading or watching “Fifty Shades of Grey,” and I hope that other Christian women will also stay away from this filth.
Some will argue that I can’t judge what I haven’t read, but I know enough about it to know that it’s poison. I don’t have to take a swig of Clorox to be sure that it’s not a good thing to drink.
Below is a link to a good article I found on the subject, and there are lots of others. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to go see the movie, I pray that you will reconsider.