I watched Denzel Washington’s movie The Book of Eli in the wee hours of New Year’s Day. Washington’s character was protecting the last known King James Bible in a post nuclear war world. We forget how important and useful the Bible’s messages and lessons are when (to be frank) we are busying sinning.
Yesterday at my church and evidently everyone’s church, the pastor use Philippians 3:13 “…forgetting the things which are behind and stretching forward to the things which are before.” I am so glad Denzel got sage information like that into to the rebuilding world and we need to think about that as we start a new congress, a new year and a new presidential selection process.
Come on: we all know that the political parties will be bickering in the next few days with the Democrats being afraid of the lefties and the Republicans being concerned about pleasing the far right. They should all please the American people in general and Americans should get a fresh start with a mindset geared toward self-determination rather than governmental solutions for self-created personal drama. I need to hear that from President Obama and smart conservatives should dig that vibe from Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, a good dude who will likely be passed over in the GOP presidential race.
Millions of other Americans and I need a fresh start with a new job and the mad scramble for employment is starting to seem like the quest for water in The Book of Eli. Spoiler alert for those with HBO On Demand: Denzel’s character is blind in the whole film but surprisingly he can sense things slighted people miss.
They say that in the land of the blind the one-eyed man is king. I say people “between opportunities” in this economy will quickly tell the employed to work hard, sharpen skills and watch their backs. While you are grumbling at your work place, some enthusiastic people would love to be in your position.
At the end of the Book of Eli, a newly produced Bible was printed and a copy was put on a self between the Torah and the Quran. Viewers get the impression that a lack of tolerance and/or faith-based conflicts started the war. Governing isn’t a game and pitting people against each other is reckless.