CJ and I had a date tonight. We went to Panera Bread, had dinner and talked. Then we headed out to the movies. I think the last time we went to the movies together was to see The Chronicles of Narnia. It's been awhile.
We saw the Pursuit of Happyness, with Will Smith and his son Christopher Smith, starring in it. Warning, don't read any further if you want to see the movie yourself!
It was a pretty good movie. It had all the right features to it. It was adapted from a true story. The father, Will Smith, is dedicated to his adorable son, Christopher. Smith is also a very hard working fellow who pursues an unlikely career for himself and succeeds. And he does so, in the midst of serious hardship. His dedication to his son and to pursuing his ultimate career is tender and loving.
To any normal American dreamer out there, the movie was well done.
However this is how I viewed it.... artificial sweetener! What is artificial sweetener you ask? It's when you put in some sort of man made sweetener that is supposed to be like sugar into a dessert, so that it will taste "good."
Smith's character, looked at the rest of the world, and saw that happiness came from a good paying job, a nice house, and a fancy car. Friends, that is artificial sweetener.
At one point he is in a church listening to worship music and he holds onto his child with such love, that I teared up. You could tell that his love for his child was genuine.
But I wanted to (lovingly) yell at him and say, "Your missing it! Happiness is only found in the true Living God! Cars, houses, interesting jobs, all of that comes and goes. The only "thing" that will always be in your life, is Jesus Christ!"
Because the bottom line is if your looking for happiness in the things of this world, it may taste good now, but in the end it will leave a bad taste in your mouth. Cars, money, a good job, will never bring hope or satisfy you. A relationship with Jesus, will.
In the end, The Pursuit of Happyness reminded me of Splenda and Equal. It was okay, but not nearly as sweet as Real Sugar!
PS - how many times have you ever heard God been referred to as Real Sugar???
Posted in: on Friday, February 09, 2007 at at 11:39 PM