Who has seen The Greatest Showman? üôãüèª‚Äç‚ôÄÔ∏è Who thinks The Greatest Showman is the greatest movie in the past decade? üôãüèª‚Äç‚ôÄÔ∏è I‚Äôm not exaggerating when I say my household has seen the movie at least 50 times and knows every word of the soundtrack. We are even in serious negotiations with our best friends over which character each of us will be at annual Halloween porch party. I mean, it‚Äôs SO good! There‚Äôs just something about a musical that puts a permanent smile on my face! I digress.... This movie, while full of talent and entertainment, is also full of a few good life lessons:
- Be confident in who you are - and who you were created to be.
- The greatest gifts are sometimes (most of the time) right under your nose.
- Hard work - and not always doing things like everyone else - is so valuable!
"In everything, do to others what you would want them to do to you. This is what is written in the Law and in the Prophets.‚Äù ‚Ä≠‚Ä≠Matthew‚Ä¨ ‚Ä≠7:12‚Ä¨The way we treat others is so close to God‚Äôs heart, and we cannot take this lightly. The message of the Gospel and the way we treat His PEOPLE are our greatest gifts and responsibilities while we are on this earth. We don‚Äôt have to listen to Jenny Lind, but we do need to take note to these words that teach us the same thing:
‚ÄúThen the King will say to those on his right, ‚ÄòCome, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.‚Äô" ‚ÄúThen these righteous ones will reply, ‚ÄòLord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?‚Äô ‚ÄúAnd the King will say, ‚ÄòI tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!‚Äô ‚ÄúThen the King will turn to those on the left and say, ‚ÄòAway with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his demons. For I was hungry, and you didn‚Äôt feed me. I was thirsty, and you didn‚Äôt give me a drink. I was a stranger, and you didn‚Äôt invite me into your home. I was naked, and you didn‚Äôt give me clothing. I was sick and in prison, and you didn‚Äôt visit me.‚Äô ‚ÄúThen they will reply, ‚ÄòLord, when did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and not help you?‚Äô ‚ÄúAnd he will answer, ‚ÄòI tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.‚Äô ‚ÄúAnd they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life.‚Äù Matthew‚Ä¨ ‚Ä≠25:34-46‚Ä¨ ‚Ä≠Love God. Love People. Do Work.