Throughout the history of photography the camera was always focused on a person or subject in front of the viewfinder. The goal was to capture the moments of life that we experienced and share for years to come. Now the focus of the camera has been shifted to ourselves and we place a high value on the outside more than the inside. Although the the word SELFIE is very catchy, I truly believe it has birthed a SELFISH culture that only cares about themselves.
For example, one evening after church, my wife and I were enjoying brunch at a local restaurant and I noticed someone sitting in a corner booth smiling and taking several SELFIES and I couldn’t help but to laugh. As a photographer, it’s weird territory to see the camera being turned around to capture the moment. I’m not some old fashioned guy that doesn’t understand it, but our culture has twisted the use of it and now our appearance has more focus than our character.
I know people will continue to admire themselves through the lens of their camera, just don’t allow SELFIES to define you. There’s more to you than what you show us in a moment of self-indulgence.
HINT: 1 Peter 3:4 (AMP)
Love you guys, see you next week….