So last week I went on a little movie trip, on the Tuesday I watched a new movie called ‘To Save a Life’ and the day after I watched Hillsong’s United new movie ‘We’re All in This Together‘ (the one I told you about in my last post)
First off both movies made me cry and secondly both of their messages we’re beyond meaningful. The first movie ‘To Save a Life’ is all about teen suicide and how suicide is now the second leading cause of death for teens. The second movie “We’re all in this together” is all about the global issues such as poverty that we face every day yet most of the time we choose to look away. Both of these issues are big deals and too often get overlooked but do you know what the answer is to all these problems? The answer is simple, LOVE.
I know we all know the Beatles song ‘All You Need is Love’ but seriously all you need is love. What if we stopped being so focused on our every day and just for a little while choose to look up and see other people’s needs. If we showed love in a practical way not because we had to or we wanted to do our part but because it was part of our character.
What if showing love was as natural as looking out for ourselves. What if instead of walking past the homeless guy on the street corner we took a minute to talk to him and learn his story. What if instead of excluding the weirdo who sits by himself at lunch we expanded our circle of friends to let him in.
Would this world be a better place if we focused on showing love in a practical way every chance we got? I believe if people especially teens could show true love this world would be a better place and I am not the only one who believes in love. Both of the movies I saw are powerful and show you how to show love in a practical way. Check them out at http://www.tosavealifemovie.com/ and http://www.theiheartfilm.com/
So I challenge you to go out into your everyday life and look for opportunities to show love even if it’s only what you would consider a small thing. You never know a small act of love can make a big difference in someone’s life.
Until next time, be blessed, stay strong and remember all you need is love,
Grace Hatton – Best Selling Teen Author