See No Evil

“Speaking about good images and good memories, I am really concerned about the images children get exposed to through the mass media,” Marina interrupted. “I see the results in my practice.”

“It is disastrous,” Father Maximos agreed. “Children should be exposed to good images so that they can store them in their memory. If day in and day out they see nothing else except diabolical images on television, people hitting and shooting one another, then they are bound to be affected. When a child sees demons, fights, and T-shirts with monsters on them, how are these images going to help that child be peaceful? Sometimes I go into the rooms of children when I am invited to conduct a sanctification service at various homes. I get horrified at what I see. Posters of monsters, wild rock stars, ferocious-looking black panthers. Had you locked me up in such a space I would have gone paranoid. Yet they have their children live in such environments.”

Kyriacos C. Markides, Gifts of the Desert: (New York: Doubleday, 2005), pp. 125-126.

About Fr Joseph Gleason

I serve as a priest at Christ the King Orthodox Mission in Omaha, Illinois, and am blessed with eight children and one lovely wife. I contribute to On Behalf of All, a simple blog about Orthodox Christianity. I also blog here at The Orthodox Life.
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