This past week I was driving our two oldest boys, ages five and six along with their friend who is also six to soccer practice. They were watching, “Inside Out” and their conversation was priceless.
The movie follows a young girl from Minnesota that takes you on a journey from the Inside Out to discover the emotional roller coaster inside her head. There are several emotions such as: joy, anger, fear, disgust and sadness.
While they were watching it, Isaiah asked the boys, “Who do you want to be?”
Their little friend said, “Sadness, because sometimes when I’m sad I cry and sometimes when I cry my mom and dad give me candy.”
I almost laughed out loud….
Very quickly Dallas replied, “That would never happen to me.”
Well said son…
This Sunday we won’t be watching “Inside Out”, but we will be talking about emotions. We will study from Romans 9:1-5 where we learn that the Apostle Paul was filled with great sorrow over the status of his fellow Jews.
There is no doubt you have experienced joy, anger, fear, disgust and sadness many times over this week. I can’t promise you any candy, but I can promise you some hope to help you on your journey of life.