Jones, now 19 years old, has been acting on the show for nine years and makes $350,000 per episode. He talks about his religious awakening affecting his attitude toward life and work. He trying to walk with God and describes himself as a “paid hypocrite” because he is still acting on the show.
After criticizing the show, Jones issued an apology on Tuesday. “I apologize if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues and a lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity of which I have been blessed,” said Jones. “I never intended that.”
Is Angus T. Jones, a new believer of Jesus Christ who is wrestling with the new person he has become? Is Jones trying to serve God and money?
It is too easy to make judgments with the incomplete information we have and the distance we are from the situation. A better question is to ask if there are places in your life that makes you a hypocrite. Do you believe one thing and yet do another? You know what the right thing to do, but do not do it.
The apostle Paul in the Bible wrote of his struggles with doing the right thing.
“ I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.”
I think this may have been his struggle before becoming a Christian. Others believe it was his struggle before he became mature in his spiritual life with Christ. Either way, we identify with wanting to do the right thing, but not always choosing to do the right thing.
You and I cannot control what Jones is going to do about his convictions. We are responsible for what we do about our convictions.
So, what are you going to do?