Marty commented on how cruel humans can be to one another.
We often ponder the state of our nation and wonder if it will ever get better. What will it take for us to break free from this selfishness and work together? I look at our upcoming election and the violence that is rampant around our world and find no hope in mankind. But seeing these movies reminded me we have seen tremendously cruel times before even more cruel than this present age and God has still prevailed. He has brought us through those times of strife and refined us in the process. In Luke chapter 12 a man asks Jesus to make his brother give him his share of his inheritance. Jesus takes this opportunity to teach us that our wealth and procession are useless. “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?” Where as you might argue that we can live longer by living a healthy life style, the truth remains we all will still die. As someone so profoundly once stated “He who dies with the most toys still dies.”
Jesus directs us to refocus not on what we do, but on what God does. God even cares for birds of the air and plants of the fields. He feeds them and even clothes them in splendor. So Jesus concludes, 32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.” And He challenges us to take these gifts and give as he has given to us. There my friends we find the solution to our cruel selfish violent world. It is in Christ who transforms us by His grace and fills us with his love that we may love as He has loved us.