How was your weekend? My weekend was very interesting. I spent all Saturday in the house due to Friday’s icy rain. For so long I told myself that if I had the chance to spend the day in the house that I would do all of this cleaning but I ended up vegging out, straight up, Netflix and Chillin without the chill partner. I vegged out so much that my binge watching caused me to stay up all hours of the night and what was supposed to be restful began to rob me of my rest. “Hello, my name is Brittany and I’m an Overindulger….”
Anyway, I ended watching this movie called The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and I have to say it left me unable to sleep. In an effort to not give away the movie, I will simply say that in the end you question where your emotion is directed and somehow I’ve internalize those questions. So today, I’m thankful for…
freedom. I know most people would fight me on this… with the state of things being the way that they are. I’m grateful for simple freedoms like being able to befriend whomever, whenever. Granted, I can see parallels in this movie and modern society such as the people that were persecuted were portrayed as evil villains (yes, I understand that villains are evil well at least, most of the time but I needed the extra intensity) and others being conveniently blinded by ignorance. Parallels such as the persecuted being mass murdered right under people’s noses and the blinded sensing the stench but being powerless even when the ignorance is uncovered. I wept hard…
This is still reality for so many and I found myself disgusted with myself because we are often so inundated with our own 1st world issues that we really are the blinded ones. Who was I mourning?
A large crowd trailed behind, including many grief-stricken women.But Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, don’t weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For the days are coming when they will say, ‘Fortunate indeed are the women who are childless, the wombs that have not borne a child and the breasts that have never nursed.’- Luke 23:28-29, NLT
It made me thankful that I’m free to ponder these things, to change my mind and change my life, if need be. With that being said, freedom has and never will be free, so many have lost their lives for our so called, “freedom”. It is something that has been so costly that our 1st world issues pale in comparison and kills all excuses to not be great. Freedom is opportunity and we still have…take advantage, while we still have the chance.