SHORT FEATURE – THE APOCALYPSE

It was double duty time over at Aleteia again this past weekend as I watched Oblivion, the post-apocalyptic epic starring Tom Cruise, and HBO’s Girls, a show full of stupid people doing stupid things.

It got me to thinking, wouldn’t it be great if there was a movie featuring both the apocalypse AND stupid people. Well, I guess Seth Rogen thought the same thing, because This Is The End comes out in June. But then I thought, wouldn’t it be great if there was one I could watch right now. Well, guess what, somebody already took care of that as well. Feel free to take a look, but be warned, there will be blood.

That doesn’t seem quite fair does it? Who knew a single thought could get you into so much trouble? Well, maybe Jesus did. Remember, he’s the guy who said, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you, everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Thankfully he didn’t follow that up with, “And when that happens, their heads will explode!” That’s because, instead of setting up a sudden death scenario, Jesus was reminding us that God’s laws aren’t just about external compliance. They’re meant to be internalized, effecting a transformation of the inner person. And fortunately, he gives us time to work on that change instead of immediately having our heads pop whenever we have a bad thought. I, for one, appreciate that.

David

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