The movie Shawshank Redemption ends with Red meeting Andy on a beach in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Morgan Freeman concludes his classic narration, “I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.”
While the phrase living proof is associated with a line of haircare products, two movies, and the ministry of Beth Moore, Jesus proved His love in precisely the opposite way. The cross offers dying proof that Jesus loves you.
Much unhappiness in the world could be remedied with an antidote so effective it should be distributed over the counter at no charge. People often live self-absorbed lives, regretting yesterday’s failures, stressing over today’s burdens, and fearing tomorrow’s afflictions.
The late American comedian Joe E. Lewis said, “Money doesn’t buy happiness but it calms the nerves.” Most people appreciate his honesty concerning financial pressure. We all face the responsibility to make a living, pay the bills, and put food on the table.
Some people think they can eliminate foul language from their life just by resisting the urge to cuss or tell dirty jokes. While such steps can certainly be a good place to start, the heart of the issue is to speak constructively.
Most of us become nostalgic occasionally. We look back on our younger years and remember a period when our obligations were few, our bodies were strong, our judgment was immature, and our free time was plentiful.