Do you remember the show "Girls Next Door"? It followed the lives of three Playboy Bunnies, who were also Hugh Hefner's live-in girlfriends.
I did. I loved that show. Loved it.
My uptight, conservative Christian, porn-hating self loved that show.
Then again, I'm fascinated with just about any show that portrays a lifestyle other than my own. Maybe I should have majored in anthropology instead of history. Hmmm...
But I digress.
And that lesson is this:
They're people too.
Everyone. Porn stars. Drug addicts. Gay people. Polygamists. Liberals. Conservatives. Muslims. Jews. Christians. Whatever. Fill in the blank with your own version of whatever lifestyle you disagree with. Maybe for you, it's me. Maybe you can't stand us self-righteous Christians. Got it? Whatever that is for you?
Well, guess what? Deep down beneath that part you don't like, they're just people too. Just like you & me.
In my brain.
But the same time this show was on I was going thru some personal issues as well, and it was during this time that I came to know this truth in my heart. And there is a difference.
I watched this show, and followed their journeys, and somewhere along the way, it clicked.
Just like all of us.
I can't pinpoint the exact moment that this head knowledge transferred to heart knowledge for me. I'm not sure there is an exact moment. More like an ongoing journey. But I'm glad it did. And for that reason, I'm glad this show came along.
What about you? Did you ever learn an important lesson from an unexpected source?