Jan 6, 2012

Angry Birds for Life

I could resist this picture

On Christmas day the mega-popular app based game, Angry Birds did what it has been doing for over 2 years now--it took one more step towards taking over the world. The hit game was downloaded 6.5 million times on a day when even Walmart was closed. Many people were making Angry Birds one of their first apps on their new smartphone or tablet device.

I have it on my IPhone and have to avoid it for its ability to suck the minutes and hours from my day. My whole family enjoys it down to my 4 year old. But is it the game alone or are we struck by the story of the birds who have been wronged so badly by evil pigs that they will stop at nothing to see that they pay, even if it means dying in the process.

What noble cause makes you want to see justice so badly that you would give your life in the process? What about human trafficking, slave labor, starvation, genocide, or abortion? Would you give your life to share Christ in a hostile country where His name is not allowed?

This is the way the world is and at times it should anger us and even propel us into the fray on behalf of the hopeless and helpless. Are you going to be an Angry Bird or a Timid Bird in 2012?

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