I was sitting with my toddlers watching Yo Gabba Gabba recently and this quirky little jingle came on about listening.  It was cute and catchy and the message was that we should listen to the world around us.  I was ok with it all until the following visual filled the screen.  It was one of those moments that raises the hackles on the back of your neck.

Yes we want our kids to be good listeners. It’s a great virtue.  But what exactly is riding in on that big purple wave pouring into the highly impressionable and vulnerable mind of my child?  In teaching them to listen to the world around them what exactly are they hearing?  I was left feeling very unsettled as my imagination went crazy with the endless possibilities and combinations of pollution that could possibly be pouring in.

I know how hard I have to work at filtering out the trash.  I go to great lengths to avoid that which could lead me away from the true source of light and life and am very careful about the purple ‘wave’ pouring into my own mind.  It’s a conscious decision and effort on my part and it’s not always easy!  Our society surrounds us with opportunities to watch garbage on tv or listen to music that demeans women and portrays distorted ideas of sex,  or read slanderous gossip in magazines.  I think about being in high school and sneaking in the latest issue of Cosmo and absorbing all that well researched ‘truth’.   I shudder to think that the only Theology of the Body we really had was from a smut magazine loaded with lies and designed to lead impressionable youth directly into sin.

So what about my kids?  Not only are they not consciously and willfully looking to avoid that which will defile their innocent minds, at times they actually fight me on it.  They are often lured in by the attractive facade that always adorns that which is evil.  The evil one is very skilled at his work and especially where our children are concerned.  He doesn’t exactly advertise the true consequences awaiting our most vulnerable, but rather hides and lies and deceives.

John 8:44 “He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks in character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”

He is the Ruler of this world and cunning in his deception so he can lead as many souls astray as possible before he is thrown into the pit of fire forever.

John 12:31 “Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out.” 

 So we as followers of Christ are called to be in this world but not of this world

John 15:19 “If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you.”

We are commanded to put on our armor and prepare for battle

 Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand   firm against the tactics of the devil.”

So that we might transform the world by being vessels of Christ’s light and salt of the earth!

Matthew 5:13-16: “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? … You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden…  Your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” 

As parents we are engaged in battle on behalf of our children, God’s children,  so we can raise up a faithful generation for Him.

What goes in will come out!

The good news is that God has already promised that we will win!  He has already conquered sin and death but the story must play out.  He has clothed us with power from on high and pours out His Grace in abundance.  Our advocate the Holy Spirit is always at work in our hearts and minds and lives, guiding us to all truth.

"The Body of Christ"

“The Body of Christ” (Photo credit: Susan WD)

Holy mother Church is steadfast and provides safe harbor from battle.   She has been lighting the way for us for over 2000 years and continues to be a beacon of light through the sacraments.

I will likely fail at sheltering my kids from all that is evil in this world but with God’s help, with our Blessed Mother’s Loving example and with perseverance and vigilance, I have Hope as a parent.

The voice of evil can be overcome and ultimately will be silenced.

Lord strengthen us as parents, that your voice might be the loudest in this noisy world! Amen


2 thoughts on “YO GABBA GABBA

  1. Hi

    I was actually searching for an article like this, regarding shows like Yo Gabba Gabba. Several years ago before I found GOD, my kids were watching this show. And after a couple years, once I obtained the insight that I didn’t have before, it became apparent to me that this show is guided by the ways of evil. Actually, nearly all shows are. For any corporate profit minded entity, there is nothing to be obtained from Truth. After all, Truth and Greed aren’t compatible.

    I have also noticed that homosexuals are often directly associated with children’s entertainment today. Just look at “Lance” on Yo Gabba Gabba. The amazing thing about all of this is that they actually believe they are doing good. It isn’t that they are evil minded. But, they are decieved by Satan. Doing his work without realizing it. And from what I see, these people end up “falling” at some point afterwards. I presume it is a curse for promoting evil. You often see this with politicians and celebrities.

    All in all, there aren’t a lot of places to find Truth. But there doesn’t need to be. The Holy Bible is your One-Stop for finding it. All you have to do is devote your life to learning, understanding, knowing, and using it. Be the example others are unwilling to be. For there are always people around you that need to witness.

    When I was given the insight to this world, I immediately realized that I was no better than anyone else. My life was a mess. Telling our children all the wrong things. It didn’t go over well at first. They fought me and thought I had lost my mind. So much trash on the curb. Dvd moves, video games, stuffed animals, certain toys and books. I literally cleaned house. It was time to leave the bubble and clean the slate. I was compelled to teach my family the Truth in every aspect. Including processed foods and corruption from relatives and friends. It is a HUGE responsibility to raise GOD’s children to go from fool to wise person. Because they must be VERY strong in wisdom to fight the fierce corruption from every direction around them. And if you leave your kid in public school, you might be fighting a losing battle. That place is a breeding ground for heathens. And the best thing I ever did was get my daughter out there. My other two have never attended school. And they never will. My first was raised with a lot of materialism. And the contrast between her and the other two kids help me to see just how different a life is with and without GOD. It is devastating to live without GOD. And those who get sucked into the secular delusion we call society are fully blinded by its ways. All the glamour and smiles of the devil can easily dupe the uneducated and weakminded. Most people do not realize that even a person who has a PhD from Harvard can be considered a FOOL by GOD. Because the world’s knowledge is worth very little in comparison to GOD’s knowledge.

    • Thanks Joe – you get to the heart of the matter – once we have a relationship with Jesus, and really with heaven, we see differently and we live differently. We have to be the light of the world and salt of the earth and enlist the help of the saints and angels as often as we can, “to light, to guard, to rule and guide” as we are engaged in battle! Of course we know that in the end we win.
      Re this statement: “And from what I see, these people end up “falling” at some point afterwards. I presume it is a curse for promoting evil” God does not curse us or punish us for our sins – not yet anyway – but He does turn us over to them to face the consequences. When we choose to live outside of His precepts we are very likely asking for trouble. Judgement day is when we will be handed our just punishment – even more reason to start our ‘purgatory’ in this life as grace allows. God Bless you in all your efforts to raise children for God. It’s a daily challenge but the body of Christ here and in Heaven is rooting for you!

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