Last night, I curled up on the couch after eating a warm bowl of homemade chicken soup that I had made for my family yesterday while the temperatures dropped into the single digits outside. Cuddled under a big, fluffy, warm blanket, almost falling asleep, instead I turned on the movie The Shack. Years ago, I remember reading the book which I found confusing. So as the movie began, there were parts that I remembered from the book and much that I had forgotten.
I’ve told you about a few movies which I’ve found to be keepers – ones which touched me spiritually and this one, I need to add to that list for you and for me to watch again. You see, after I finished watching it and dried my tears, I knew I would have to sleep on all that I’d just experienced along with the lead character in order to absorb what I could. I also know that I will need to watch it again to absorb more, but that I will know when to watch it again – when my mind and body are receptive.
Have you ever read the book The Shack or seen the movie version? The book came out in 2007 and the movie in March of 2017. I would love to hear from you if you’ve already read the book or seen the movie. I admit that it can be confusing at times and one needs to keep an open mind.
It’s the reminder of God’s presence in all of our lives healing us in a storytelling way. The theme of love and letting go of the past are such strong universal truths that those are the additional reasons why I recommend reading and watching The Shack.
Forgiveness is part of letting go of the past and as the end of 2017 is upon us, perhaps it’s time to let go of 2017 in order to begin again, our next year, with a clean slate and love in our hearts, minds and souls for all.
Shine your heartlights dear friends.
The time is now to heal our wounds and to be at peace.