A modern day phenomenon in the age of TV is the irrational outpouring of pseudo grief. People grieve more intensely for an image theyâ€™ve never personally known, than they do for a neighbor or family member who dies.
We saw this most dramatically a few years back with the deaths of Lady Di and JFK, Jr. Both represented what society saw as the best of their nationâ€™s royalty. Both were young, glamorous, attractive and wealthy. They were the ideal in the worldâ€™s eyes. Yet, most of us didnâ€™t know them. We just knew the image presented on the screen.
Do you care more for images than the real people in your life?
Who do you grieve for the most when theyâ€™re gone? If itâ€™s an image on TV, youâ€™re living a “pseudo life,” not a real life. Real living comes with real relationships and sometimes, with loss, that involves real grief. But when that loss comes, a real relationship with God will get you through that grief. Real relationships have real pain, but they also have real meaning. Meaningful relationships with God and your fellow man are essential to real living.