Friday, February 15, 2008

a little rant

Today I feel like Meg Ryan in "You've Got Mail" when she's sick and Tom Hanks comes to visit her and he says, "It wasn't personal." And she says, "What is that? I am so sick of that. All that means is that it wasn't personal to you. But it was personal to me. It's personal to a lot of people. What is so wrong with being personal anyway? I mean if nothing else something should begin by being personal!" (I've seen this movie a lot!)

And I just want to say (not only in regard to the red and pink holiday that just past but also about the red and green holiday and just things in general) that just because something has been over commercialized doesn't mean it can't be celebrated in a big way and enjoyed for what it really means. And it doesn't mean you're hip or cool or special because you moan about how much you aren't going to celebrate and how overrated all of these things are. (Really, everybody does that. It's like these groups of teenagers who think they're so different from everyone else when really they're all clones of one another.)

I think the really hip and cool and special thing to do is celebrate, celebrate BIG and not let commercialism or cynical party-poopers spoil something that has the potential to be something siginifcant and wonderful. I mean isn't that what Jesus wants us to do anyway? Live a celebratory life? Live life to the full? Live a life full of wonder and excitement? Enjoy one another? Remember things that are important?

At least don't spoil it for those of us who want to try!

1 comment:

Lac said...

I love Valentines Day.
Also when Jesus said "Do this in rememberance of me" I think he is talking about how before Passover was about celebrating God delivering the Israelites from slavery, and now Passover is about celebrating Jesus delivering everyone from sin... that is the bread part to me and the blood part is like instead of putting the blood on the house to keep the spirit of death away, we put it in our bodies and remember the life Jesus gave so that the angel of death cannot come near us... it makes me wonder if we are supposed to die, or are we to live like we are eating from the tree of life and not grow old... perhaps this is the new covenant in the blood of Jesus.
Just things on my mind about celebrating and Jesus