Jerry Bruckheimer…

Jerry Bruckheimer’s desired epitaph…   “He really entertained audiences; he made them feel better for a couple hours”… he made lots of entertaining films to accomplish just that.

I think he understands the human condition… people desperately need to feel better… for a zillion reasons… we need to get away from the madness… those daily  troubles… so Bruckheimer gives us that place  to escape to… where he shuts out  all the uglies for us … for a couple hours…  only problem is… we have to go back to the real world again… and nothing has changed…. nothing.… not our circumstances… not our issues… not our problems…. nothing has changed…  especially us….    hmmmmm….

Sometimes I think that is what religion tries to do for us… help us escape our realities… help us to feel better about our collective messes…  shut it all out  for a couple hours on a Sunday morning… hand out a few religious  platitudes…. pray for our needed  miracles… name them and claim them from the almighty… demand   them actually…. quote bible verses to us to  prove  they will happen…. and on and on and on…. then we go back to our real world and nothing has changednothing.… especially not us…. and we end up  feeling guilty  because we “didn’t have enough  faith”…  or  “God doesn’t really love me.”… or  “what did I do wrong that God won’t stop my pain”… or… _________________________... fill in the blank…

The plan… God’s plan…. is a process… it is  God’s process … it is not a 2 hour escape from our realities… it is a plan to embrace  our realities as His  plan  and  purpose  for our lives… and then let Him  change us  as we  walk through  those realities… day by day… inch by inch… row by row… till one day I discover that  I am not  in charge…. He is…. and I discover that everything  around me  is changing to whatever  He wants… absolutely everything…. is changing… especially me….

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