Sunday, June 15, 2008

the happening

i saw this movie the other day with a good friend of mine, and i thought it was very interesting.

you have a family who is experiencing apathy, and another family with a young girl.

right at the beginning her parents both die in the happening, a strange occurence where people just start killing themselves.

there is no real explanation for the occurence, and in the midst of this, the family grows closer, and realizes the significance of one another.

everyone tries to explain the occurence, and tries to understand it, but sometimes bad things just happen.

no explanation, and the explanation really isn't important.

there is still Good while things are bad.

we try to explain evil, sometimes calling it God's will (haha...yeah right), sometimes we say "all things happen for good" - no they don't, and then we try to place blame.

bad things happen because we are separated from God, no other reason, the only peace we can ever have is from a reconciliation with the one who created us, and even then we live in a beautiful world, with restless people. bad things will still happen all around us, the one thing pure is that peace we have knowing our saviour loves us, and that is more than enough for us.

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