Lessons from “The Giver”

I recently went to see the movie “The Giver” starring Jeff Bridges, and I was blown away by story. I never read the books that the movie was based off of, and honestly I hadn’t really known a lot about the movie until I watched it.

The lessons that can be learned and applied from this movie are great. But the one that sticks out to me the most that I can reveal without ruining the movie is really the base thought behind the whole movie, truth.

Truth is something we so often don’t live in as both christians and humans as possible. With the age of technology it’s easy to shut down and let people decide for us what is right and what is wrong. We allow others and ourselves create lies of what we want the world to be instead of what it really is.

This is a dangerous path that we as a society and we ultimately as christians have set ourselves down. If we’re to be Christ light in this ever darkening world, we need to stop believing in the lies that we’re allowing ourselves to believe.

How people feel is legitimate. What people think is legitimate whether it’s right or wrong. And allowing the few who simply talk smooth to tell us what we should be as individuals and as a society goes against everything we believe in. The truth is God made us to feel, choose, and think freely.

This movie really hits the head on the nail at where we’re going as a society if we continue to follow on the path that we’re on. I encourage you to go see it and pray.

Burn bright, burn on…

J.R. Briggs


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