The "Secret" About The Secret Isn't Really A Secret!
I think that it is safe to say that most everybody knows who Oprah Winfrey is. She is highly revered in our culture today and I think in many ways she is put up on such a pedestal that it is close to idolatry. People look to her for the answer to life's problems and they feel that what she touts is the gospel truth. A few weeks ago I saw an advertisement that she did where she claimed that she had found "The Secret" and it had changed her life. She also said that she was going to share "The Secret" with her audience. Upon hearing that I knew that millions upon millions would be glued to their seats the next day waiting for the "answer" to be uttered from her lips.
Well, what is "The Secret?" It is a philosophy about positive thinking and getting what you want out of life. The authors claim that it is based on scientific proof. If you put out positive thoughts to the "universe" the things that you want will come to you. As a result of that show those millions upon millions of people fled to their bookstores the next day to purchase "The Secret" so, they too could have the life they wanted. People are so desperate and hungry for something, anything to give them the life they think they want and need. They will spend billions of dollars in pursuit of this "elusive" dream. Me, me, me. More, more, more. How it grieves my heart to see this. If only they knew that "The Secret" isn't really a secret at all. What is it? Jesus Christ. The best part? Totally free, not $19.95 in a book store nearest you. Why? He already paid the price at Calvary for us.