Emotions

We’re All Puppets – Part One

If you do not want to enjoy my ranting and squealing over the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, you should stop reading now.

If you have not watched the trailer…

*silence*

You’re all not worthy.

That was a joke. Watch and you shall understand.

There’s also a slightly different trailer here, if you’d like to watch it.

All right, let’s go over some things. Did you see Ultron? You know, that big scary robot dude who has no strings and wants to see everyone screaming for mercy? Did you see the Hulkbuster suit? And Captain America’s broken shield at the end?

So maybe you saw those things. I’ll probably find ways to incorporate a lot of elements into future superhero sunday posts. Please bear with me, and possibly enjoy it. 😉 But for now, you’ll have to settle for my thoughts…

Warning: Fandom moments ahead. You have been warned.

Did you hear that awesome, awesome song in the background. It’s AWESOME!!!! 😀 *deep cleansing breath* Anyway, if you don’t already know, that is a remix of this song.

Yup. Disney has worked a Pinnochio song into the teaser trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. (Click here for the “Age of Pinnochio” mashup. Very funny. 😉 )

And in case you didn’t get the song, at the end Ultron quotes Pinnochio. “There are no strings on me.” (I need to learn to imitate his voice so I can use that quote.) 😀 And I saw somewhere that that kind of stands for how Ultron doesn’t have an emotional attachment to those around him.

As humans, we have a lot of strings. Sometimes we have to get rid of some of the bad attachments to those around us. Other times people put tension on our strings. Relationships are tough. But the one relationship we can always count on is our relationship with God. We need to keep building up that string, adding more and more fibers until the string is so strong that even Satan with a chainsaw can’t pull us away from him.

Next week: Age of Ultron Trailer part two – Ballerinas, the Maximoff twins, and Hawkeye’s epic suspicious face. And don’t forget Ultron!

 

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Jesus Wept

Jesus wept.

-John 11:35

This verse is a pretty well-known verse. It’s the shortest verse in the Bible (although you can correct me if I’m wrong). But most people don’t really think about everything that this verse really says.

Yes, I know this verse is only two words long. Yes, I know that it just says that Jesus, well… wept. But you know what it also says?

(1) Jesus was human. Crying is something you can’t do unless your human. I’ve personally never seen anything other than a human cry. But you can correct me on that, too.

(2) Jesus had emotions. Jesus was sad. Hey, one of his friends had just died, and some of his other friends, who were also Lazarus’s sisters, were crying, too. Jesus wasn’t some stone-faced, stoic statue. He was real, human, and felt things just like we do.

(3) It’s okay to be sad. When people die, it’s natural for us to be sad. We shouldn’t take that too far, though. After all, if they’re Christians, they’ll be in a much better place with Jesus.

I hope these points have helped you to see what you can see when you look closer at verses and think about them. I pray that you’ll learn something from this and learn to do this with other verses.

Challenge: Study a verse in depth like this and come up with three points about it that aren’t necessarily obvious.

Emotions and Elsa

“Don’t let them in,

Don’t let them see,

Be the good girl you always have to be,

Conceal,

Don’t feel,

Put on a show,

Make one wrong move and everyone will know.”

If you’ve watched the new Disney movie Frozen or memorized the lyrics for Let It Go or First Time In Forever from that movie, you may recognize those lyrics. The lyrics above are from First Time In Forever. In Let It Go, Elsa changes the last part a little.

“Don’t let them in,

Don’t let them see,

Be the good girl you always have to be,

Conceal,

Don’t feel,

Don’t let them know…”

How many times do we hide our true feelings from others? We hide, we cover up, we lie, just to keep from showing others our emotions. We “put on a show” as Elsa states*.

Why do we feel like we need to cover up what we feel? If someone asks, “How are you?”, we automatically say “I’m good” or “I’m fine.” Why? There’s plenty of reasons: we don’t want to put other people out, we don’t want to ruin someone’s day, we don’t want others to know about our problems, and we don’t want others to judge us. To put it simply, we just think it’s easier not to talk to others about our emotions.

Maybe the next time you’re talking to someone, you should take the time to ask, “How are you, really?” And maybe we should be honest with others when we’re hurting, or sad, or frustrated. It might make things a whole lot easier.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BulXil2ROy4

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*Okay, so maybe Elsa isn’t hiding her emotions so much as she’s hiding her powers, but the lyrics still apply, right? 🙂