Reflection on Furry Vengeance

i’m a movie lover. although i haven’t watched all that i should see, let me say that i’ve watched more movies in these past 2 years than i ever did before. i greatly enjoy chick-flicks, drama/ romantic drama, action/ war and some fantacy. my all-time-favorite movie is the lord of the rings. i’ve watched it at least 10 times since its release. watching LOTR is like indulging in chocolate milk, especially in time of distress. i feel like “everything’s gonna be all right. this is just another difficult marshland to trudge, another cliff to climb and another tunnel to advance where the end is not Shelob but mount doom, like frodo and sam. nothing to be afraid of.”

anyway, last night, i went to watch the “Furry Vengeance”, a supposed-to-be hilarious comedy,with a group of friends. we planned to watch “Shrek” but it was more expensive than we thought and the seats were almost full. so we decided to go with the “furry vengeance” because we needed some laugh.

although there were some funny jokes, i found it very cheesy. animal animation was probably what i loved the most in this movie. what i disliked the most was when Neil Lyman, an asian american and the business owner, pretended to be talking in japanese or chinese, who knows, when, in fact, it was just a blabbering of tongue. i knew it must’ve been an intended joke, but, in my opinion, it could’ve been done better. mr. lyman could’ve said a line with real chinese language and made it funny too…not just some sort of weird shoutings. i felt linguistically abused.

yet the movie spoke a distinct message that we all desperately need to hear – that nowadays, materialism and wealth are consuming human’s mind and we should focus on what truly matters. a scene that was annoyingly true was when the whole community rejected dan sanders’ (brandon fraser) pleading in stopping the signing of 2 companies that would further lead to the deforestation. it portrayed the lust and greediness of men…and i found it hard to swallow.

as ecclesiastes 9:3 says,

“this is the evil in everything that happens under the sun: the same destiny overtakes all. the hearts of men, moreover, are full of evil and there is madness in their hearts while they live, and afterward they join the dead.”

doesn’t matter how hard we try, everyone faces the same fate – no one will take their possession to wherever they go after they die. it’s sad and meaningless. there’s no everlasting hope that’s solid enough to put one’s mind at ease about their earthly possession. no assurance given that our possession or fame on earth would follow us after death.

the only hope we have, the hope of glory, is in the Christ,

“the image of the invisible God,…for by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him.” (colossians 1:15-16)

believing in Christ alone will ensure us of the eternal wealth, possession and glory. nothing else.

this is my favorite quote from one of the left behind book series and i want you to read it carefully and chew it slowly…does it mean something to you? if yes, what are you going to do about it?

“he is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” – from the left behind book series

p.s. if you need a good dose of laughter and silliness, this movie is it. dont think too much about it…

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About Mink Gough

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him." 1 Corinthians 2:9 View all posts by Mink Gough

4 responses to “Reflection on Furry Vengeance

  • Juli Jarvis

    Love this witty post! I just came across that quote in my devotions not too long ago. The quote is originally from Jim Elliott, one of the missionaries killed by Auca Indians in Ecuador in 1955. I’m reading his journals at the moment, and was so surprised to come across that specific quote in the middle of one of his days’ writings. Here is a link about the quote (and you can see it in his own handwriting!):

    http://www.wheaton.edu/bgc/archives/faq/20.htm

    I went to Ecuador with Compassion a few years ago — the gospel is alive and well in the jungles of Ecuador, that’s for sure. God is so good, to redeem a situation like that so gloriously!

    • Minkster

      juli, thank you for helping me find the true quote. now that you mentioned jim elliot, i recalled a music video from the movie, ‘end of the spear’…i remember bawling my eyes out the 1st time after i watched it. i like the part where it goes, “if you call us to the fire, you will not withdraw your hand. we’ll gaze into the flame and look for you.” with God, anywhere is safe…that’s so crazy…but so true. thanks for the link too! 🙂

  • Sharon Graf

    Good post Mink! Only the treasures we store up in heaven are going to last. The stuff we have here will mean nothing to others and we would not want to take it with us. As when we see Christ that will be all we need for eternity.

    • Minkster

      thank you, sharon, for your word of wisdom. in Him is riches and glory…and just the essence of Him is enough for us. i can’t imagine how many years it’ll take for me to get enough of Him. im glad that we have eternity to look forward to.

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