Has God ever spoken to you through a cartoon?
I'm not sure if I have ever written a post about Veggie Tales, but I don't think that I have. We love Veggie Tales at our house. Over the summer, we saw one of their newest movies, The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything. The kids loved it. I mean, what's not to love? Throw a few veggies with attitudes into some pirate costumes and set them out to sea for an adventure...ah...that's what the cinema is made for, right?
At the end of the movie, the King tells the pirates, “Hero's aren't the ones who are the bravest, smartest, strongest, or best looking. Heroes are the ones who do the right thing, the good thing.” This statement made an impact on me.
When I think of a hero, my definition tends to be a little more strenuous...maybe even super hero-ish. But the simple definition given in the movie helps me to see that we can all be heroes in our own lives.
Just doing the right thing...the good thing.
Life holds many decisions that we must make. Sometimes it all just seems overwhelming. Occasionally it is hard to know what is the right thing in a situation. However, most of the time we know full well the right thing to do...but we may waver in our convictions. It takes a real hero to consistently do the right thing. Life would no doubt be a lot less complicated.