I stopped by Blockbuster to pick up a movie for school. After finding my title, I decided to cruise through the drama section to see if maybe there would be another movie which would share a similar thematic connection. All I found in that search, however, was sickness.
Let it be said that I am no movie buff, and I didn’t recognize most of the titles. But the selections appeared wickedly devoid of the theme of protecting and maintaining innocence, as seen in the book To Kill a Mockingbird, for example. I realize I was only looking through popular titles in a mainstream store, yet somehow that doesn’t offer much consolation. The slick, glossy covers had more to do with jealousy and passion — toward others, or loneliness and confusion — toward the self.
I felt sad standing in the store tonight. It all looked so empty.
Still feeling empty when I got home, I opened the seventh chapter of Luke.
“They all realized they were in a place of holy mystery, that God was at work among them. They were quietly worshipful-and then noisily grateful, calling out among themselves, ‘God is back, looking to the needs of his people!’ The news of Jesus spread all through the country.” (verses 16, 17)
Feast on these verses.