Monday, May 19, 2008

The Almighty Quote

Well, Lucy called on Saturday and wanted to know if I wanted to go four-wheeling with their family. Of course I said yes!!! I headed over to her house and cooked lunch for her brood, crawfish etoufee', and then we headed out to the woods. I found a great a place to take Maggie swimming this weekend and some really cool hiking trails. We had a great time and only got stuck a "few" times.

After church on Sunday, I rented a movie. Evan Almighty...I know it's old but I remembered wanting to see it when it came out forever ago and E wasn't home yet so he wasn't around to dissapprove. Turns out he was sitting in his hotel room the night before watching the same movie. Very Weird!! However, as we talked when he got home last night about whether we liked the movie or not, we both found ourselves liking the movie for one main quote that Morgan Freeman said towards the end.

"If someone prays for patience, do you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other?"

This is why we go throught the trials and tribulations of develop character within ourselves and make a difference in the lives of others.


Amanda said...

I watched that movie yesterday morning (it was on cable). What a great movie!

Thanks for the quote and the reminder of what life hands you and its up to you how to handle to build charecter!

Lainey-Paney said...

My husband & I LOVED that movie b/c it seemed to be something that we could all enjoy as a family.