Jussie Smollett is a name I did not know. I do not watch his show on TV. I was unaware of him before the story broke that he was attacked, beaten and robbed by two men wearing MAGA hats and proclaiming racial slurs at him. After an investigation by the Chicago PD, it was determined that the attack was staged because Jussie was unhappy with his pay for his acting job. Now, I am not here to decide whether he was attacked (as he still maintains), or whether he staged the whole scene for his personal benefit. To me, the issue is much bigger than that. Paul tells us in Philippians to be content in whatever place we find ourselves. He learned to be content with much or with little, with being hungry or being filled. Contentment is a state of mind. A determination that says, regardless of where I am, I will be satisfied. This does not mean that I should sit and accept my station in life, but it does mean that I should learn to be content where I am. I think what is happening with Jussie Smollett is a picture of what is happening to many in our world today. I deserve better and I will get what I think I deserve by whatever means necessary.
– Pastor Doug