<iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/10857606" width="500" height="375" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/10857606">Television is a drug.</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user791798">Beth Fulton</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

Today’s video was inspired by the Todd Alcott poem, Television. Going on around us is an absolutely colossal struggle for your attention. The contents offered, in the end, matter little. The main goal is the eyes (or clicks in the case of the internet).

Some think that the eyes are connected to the brain; I would say that our eyes are connected to the heart. Were we look is where we love. Where we love, there we look. For this reason, if you wish to make an examination of your life, ask yourself: what have I paid attention to most this year?

Have you thought out some New Year’s resolutions? What about committing yourself to spending less time in front of the TV, or the computer screen, and more time with others, more time serving, more time in prayer?

The original poem is as follows: Television — by Todd Alcott

Look at me. Look at me. Look at me, look at me,

look at me. Look at me. No no no, don’t look

over there, there’s nothing to look at over

there, look at me, look at me, look at me.

Are you looking at me? Is everybody looking at

me? Do I have your attention? Good.

Don’t get the wrong idea. I’m not trying to take over

your life. You need, what? What do you need?

You need to, what? Go to the bathroom? Fine.

Get up, go to the bathroom, come back, look at

me. You need, what? You need to get

something to eat? Fine. Get up, go to the

kitchen, get something to eat, come back, look

at me. You need to, what, sleep? Fine, get up,

go to bed, go to sleep, get up, come back, look

at me.

Okay. So we have an agreement. You will do what

you absolutely need to do, and when you’re

done, you will come back and look at me.

Don’t worry about your schedule. I am here for you.

I am here for you. Twenty-four hours a day,

seven days a week, I am here for you.

I am here for you. You need me, I’m here. Fair

and foul, thick and thin, I am here for you. I am

here for you. People try to tell you I’m bad? You

tell them that I am here for you. Twenty-four

hours a day, fair and foul, thick and thin, I am

here for you. I am here for you. People try to tell

you I’m bad, know what it sounds like to me?

Sour grapes.

You see what 1- hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, no, don’t

look over there, there’s nothing going on over

there, look at me, look at me, look at me.

I’ve got stuff you wouldn’t believe. Danger? Sex?

Action? Death? Thrills? Comedy? All here, all

in the next eight minutes.

Can you believe it? You can’t. It’s unbelievable.

You can’t believe it because it’s unbelievable!

It’s a miracle.

Just keep looking at me. Just keep looking at me.

Just keep looking at me. Look at me, look at

me, look at me, look at me, look at me.