Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Future-Telling

What kind of future are we foretelling by our actions, by that in which we place our trust, and by the lifestyles we sustain? Your life can either predict a future in which the best we can hope for would be that all enemies be killed and every new enemy be exterminated or it can predict a future in which enemies are transformed into friends. Your life can predict a future in which the best we can do is "the American dream" or it can reflect hope in God's kingdom where invisible borders are rejected and disposed of. Your life can foretell a future which can only sustain the few or it can tell of a new kind of world where no more may go hungry and no more are faced with death because there's just not enough for them. We can either hoard or share, bless or curse, hope or give in to cynicism. The choice lies before us and we choose everyday without even knowing it.

Our lives are our path into the future. Where does your path lead? The Christian life should offer to the world a future of hope and peace. We should, by the way we live today, offer a picture of a tomorrow in which Christ is Lord and the hungry are fed.

7 comments:

Danny Kam said...

Your post is in the same vein as the movie "Daybreakers" that just came out. There is a blog review of the movie scheduled to come out on community of the risen in the near future. It's probably not good enough to see in theaters (as I did), but it would be worth renting. it is about the problem of sustainibilty, and how we are, in many ways, the vampires in the movie.

WES ELLIS said...

Danny,
I actually did see that movie in theaters and I thought it was humorously bad... but it was entertaining. The social commentary, on the other hand, was quite good but none too subtle. I look forward to the review.
-Wes

Danny Kam said...

I thought they could have done more with it, I didn't think it was great, but I didn't think it was the worst I had ever seen. It weirdly fit more into a zombie movie theme than a vampire movie.

Danny Kam said...

I finally saw the Family Stone.

Why did you hate it so much?

WES ELLIS said...

Danny,
The Family Stone was the single worst movie I have ever seen. The acting was horrific, the writing was sub-par and the cast made me want to puke (especially that Sex and the City girl... geez). Other than that, it was plain boring. I have absolutely nothing positive to say about that movie. Never mention it in my presence.
-Wes

Danny Kam said...

hahaha ok. I just watched in Hawaii. I thought Luke Wilson was really funny in it. Did you like Dan in Real Life? Because I felt like the humor depended on some of the same elements as far as the awkwardness.

WES ELLIS said...

I thought Dan in Real life was ok, although it was awkward. Family Stone had a very similar plot but it was awful.