You know, there are many “Mom-isms” that we’ve heard all our lives. I can remember times when EVERYONE was going to the Luez Theater to see the movie on Friday night. At least – it seemed that way to me. But, what would Momma say? “If EVERYONE jumped off a cliff, does that mean you would, too?” Of course, that always made me mad because of course, I wouldn’t jump off a cliff, but. . . there was something about wanting to do what every one else was doing. I didn’t want to be left out. You know, times really haven’t changed. Even grown-ups try to “keep up with the Jones.'” We try to dress in the latest fashions and drive the newest cars. We want to have what others have and do what others are doing.
In Matthew 7:13, Jesus warns us about following the crowd. He said that “wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat.” That’s where the “crowd is jumping off the cliff.” But, “strait is the gate and narrow is the way that leadeth to life, and few there be that find it.” (7:14) Yes, this is another time that “Momma” is right. May we not follow the crowd to do evil. God Bless, Courtney