Tattoo on Mind

The late Norman Vincent Peale wrote about visiting a tattoo studio on a trip to Hong Kong, and what he saw is shocking!

While walking through the twisted little streets of Kowloon in Hong Kong, Dr. Peale came to a tattoo studio. In the window he saw pictures of the tattoos that were available – an anchor, a flag, a beautiful woman, or whatever you wanted tattooed on your arm or leg. But what shocked him were these three words that could be tattooed on one's flesh, "Born to lose."

He walked into the shop and pointing to those words, he asked the Chinese tattoo artist, "Does anyone really want that terrible phrase, "Born to lose," tattooed on his body." The tattoo artist answered, "Yes" "But," Peale said, "I can't believe that anyone in his right mind would do that." The Chinese man simply tapped his forehead and said in broken English, "Before tattoo on body, tattoo on mind." "Before tattoo on body, tattoo on mind."

How dreadfully true here on the streets of Skid Row, where children and adults have these words tattooed on their mind. All of their lives people have said, “You ain’t no good! Your momma’s a tramp, your daddy’s in prison. You ain’t never gonna’ be no good.”

But how grateful I am that we can tell them that God loves them so much that He gave His one and only Son to pay the penalty for our sin. He offers us new Life. He makes us a new creation. Old things pass away. All things become new. God came to change the tattoo in our heart and our minds that has been stamped there by the enemy of our souls. If we can help you find this new life in Christ, please contact us.

Willie Jordan (Mrs. Fred Jordan)