From Evan Almighty
If someone prays for the family to be closer, do you think God actually wants them to just have warm and fuzzy feelings or does He give them opportunities to love each other? -- Al Mighty
"...lot of people didn't get the point of the (Flood) story, they think it is about God's wrath and anger...they love it when God gets angry..." Al Mighty
"What is the story about, the ark?" Mrs. Baxter
"I think it is a love story... about believing in each other. You know the animals showed up in pairs - they stood by each other... side by side, just like Noah and his family. Everybody in the ark were side by side. " Al Mighty
"But my husband says that God told him to do it. What do you do with that?" Mrs. Baxter
"Sounds like an opportunity. Let me ask you something. If someone prays for patience, do you think that God gives them patience or does He give them the opportunity to be patient? If one prays for courage does God give them courage or the opportunity to be courageous? If someone prays for the family to be closer, do you think God actually wants them to just have warm and fuzzy feelings or does He give them opportunities to love each other?" -- Al Mighty
You may have laughed, and I hope you did, as I did; laugh with all in the movie, but we need to always be asking, what have we done today with the opportunities He has provided us to grow, nurture and support the family - our own, others and the institution? Isn't today a great time to take our place in, with and support of the family, to build it up as God calls us to do?