Television has used the theme of families over and over again. From the vintage episodes of the Cleavers to today’s Black-ish, TV moguls want to tap into that energy to get us to watch their shows. There is just something about each one of us relating our lives to those families on the small screen.
This week back in 1971, CBS debuted the classic and groundbreaking show, All in the Family. It was like no other family show before. It brought to light all the things we don’t care to discuss with our families and yet we laughed with the characters week after week.
Those actors may have hit on a nerve that we could use today in our church families. As you minister to your congregation, don’t be shocked at what you hear coming from their homes! But also know that with all this tension that exists that somehow families can still care for each other – warts and all. Don’t forget that we are all in God’s family. He puts up with us, too! Maybe we just need to be a bit more patient with our other brothers and sisters. We might even find time to laugh!