“Heaven is for Real” and Rolling the Stone
April 21, 2014
My daughter went to see the movie “Heaven is for Real” this weekend. While she liked the overall message, she really liked the advice Greg Kinnear’s character (a pastor) tells a person who was experiencing loss.
My daughter summarized it for me: “Everyone breaks. It’s part of life. What matters most is how you choose to fix yourself.”
Fix yourself, heal yourself – this is what we are trying to say here!
The movie is doing quite well at the box office, resonating at a time that the Easter message is being broadcast throughout churches everywhere. Think that was planned? I also think this is resonating because people are ready to heal. Spring is all about re-birth, coming out of a dormant stage.
I heard a wonderful sermon Easter Sunday from a priest who originally grew up in the Bronx. Coming from the Bronx, Father Cullen is very blunt, succinct, and refreshing. He talked about the movie “Heaven is for Real”, its message of hope and rebirth, and how it all ties into the story of Easter.
“The only way Jesus could step back into the world was by moving the huge stone blocking the tomb. He had to roll the stone. How many of us here now feel trapped by a large boulder? How many of us will choose to roll our stone?”
A huge smile came across my face when I heard this. An awesome analogy for letting go!
I rolled my stone last November. Once I did, bright sunshine warmed my face and my mind opened to the world that still lay ahead of me. That was when I found inspiration to build this business.
I know other people have much bigger boulders blocking them than I had. I wonder if they feel they don’t have the strength to “roll the stone”. I’m hoping that they, like me, find the helpful push from others. I can tell you once that stone starts to roll, there’s no stopping it.