Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Be careful what you pray for ...

This week we've watch the dvd of Evan Almighty a couple of times.

It's not a great movie. It's goofy, silly and kinda cheesy. But the message it carries is a good one, and the computer generated effects and the what they did with the animals is worth the proverbial price of admission.

The message of transformation that underlies it all is one modern society needs to heed.

I think though, the crucial scene in the movie is the one below. It is where Joan (Evan's wife) meets God (played by Morgan Freeman) and God offers a profound theological reflection about the New York Noah, as Evan has been called by the tabloids. God offers the opportunity for Joan (and others) to see the challenge that Evan offers by his odd behaviour as an opportunity for a greater good.

BUT, what I most like about the movie is the challenge it offers to ALL OF US to live our principles and values - and to change the world by building our own ARKs ...

ARK ??

Acts of Random Kindness !!!

Now, let's get out there and build our own personal ARKs today, tomorrow and every day !!!


Lee said...

Hi, I just happened across your blog b/c I was looking for a transcript of what God said to Evan's wife in Evan Almighty. Not only do I think you are right about what you said was the theme of the film, but as a NYer I just have to say that your pictures of Minnedosa, a place that is about as opposite to where I live as possible, are just GORGEOUS and I am a person that HATES winter! Lol!! :D

Lee said...

p.s. Since you are a preacher I just feel the need to explain my email address. Lol! It is not guy crazy, but
interface crazy. :D