There’s A Better Way

It surprises me the number of movies being shown at theatres lately that contain positive messages. Unfortunately it seems these messages are going unheeded. Today I had the good fortune to go to one such film with my wife and two of my sons. The movie was “Spies in Disguise”. Probably not a film that will be nominated for any major awards. However, for those paying attention it contains numerous and very pragmatic lessons.

Whether God uses movies, music, social media, life events or some other means His lessons are often going unheeded. The old saying “that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it” is evident everyday of our lives. So, is it because we are not grasping the lessons being taught, our human nature rebels against good teaching or we just don’t want to appear to be different (weird) from anyone else?

Random Lessons from the movie “Spies in Disguise”.

Lesson one: Be yourself God loves you just the way you are.

Lesson two: Don’t give up even though life can be difficult.

Lesson three: Life in community is important. 

Lesson four: Put into practice what you know is right. 

Lesson five: Be kind.

Lesson six: Be the example you want others to follow.

Lesson seven: Life is all about learning (be a disciple). 

“This is what the Lord says: “Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls. But you reply, ‘No, that’s not the road we want!’” Jeremiah 6:16 NLT

“Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 NLT

“So you should earnestly desire the most helpful gifts. But now let me show you a way of life that is best of all.” 1 Corinthians 12:31 NLT

Cambridge Dictionary Definition for Weird: strange and different from anything natural or ordinary. 

Quotes from “Spies in Disguise”

  • The world needs weird. Walter’s Mom
  • Out there, I gotta fight fire with fire. Lance
  • You hit me hard—-I hit back harder. Killian 
  • There’s a better way. Walter
  • Together we can find a good way to stop the bad. Walter

Pat Barrett: The Way