Watched "Evan Almighty" last night - by accident. Both Mark and I got sucked in, the way it often happens when we're already tucked into the couch and it's so warm and cozy there...
In any case, it was a good movie and a timely one. Especially this one quote from God (Morgan Freeman. Whoever cast him as God is a genius - I absolutely believed.)
God: "Let me ask you something. If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prays for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prays for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other?"
So, three weeks before Christmas, lost in the hustle and bustle and the giant commercialization of a Blessed Event, we stumbled across a timeless truth and wonderful wisdom.
A moment of hope.