The earliest form of entertainment, storytelling, played an important role in most forms, as a way for people to pass on their cultural values and traditions even history from one generation to another. It is a form of activity that holds the attention and interest of an audience, or gives pleasure and delight. It can be an idea or a task, but is more likely to be one of the activities or events that have developed over thousands of years specifically for the purpose of keeping an audience’s attention.
Let’s look at what Jesus did on the Mount speaking to thousands, healed the sick, and even feeding them miraculously. He was seen by the Pharisees as an entertainer, but he was not, he drew thousands of people to open areas where they sat on stones and on the ground. He kept his audience captivated for three days in some cases telling them parables and teaching them about His Father in heaven.
Jesus fed these people miraculously in a desert, and today he still does the same miracles in and around his church. Our places of worship are not entertainment centres, they should be places where people get fed spiritually and carnally. Remember Jesus cared for people as they were.
Dear Father, help me to do what Jesus did, make me a follower of Christ and a leader of disciples. Create in me a caring heart and spirit so that I may feed the hungry in spirit and body. In Jesus Name, Amen.