Still visiting with grandchildren, and today we are off to the cinema. Cars 2 is on the agenda and I am looking forward to the experience. I have never been to the movies with the younger two of the three kids before. That is what living 400 miles apart gets you.
I look forward to the innocent pleasure of being able to sit in a darkened theater with them, eating popcorn and laughing together at "Mater" - that's like "tuh-mater, only without the "tuh" - as Mater so thoughtfully explains in the first Cars movie.
My husband is sometimes astounded at the gap, approximately the size of the Grand Canyon, in my movie viewing. He still cannot quite conceive of the reality that for nearly two decades I almost never went to a movie theater, and in those days (before VCRs) they did not show many movies on TV. Thus the gargantuan gap.
At that time, I was part of a fellowship that seriously frowned upon taking part in such "worldly pleasures" such as movie-going. While they had some valid points of objection (the content and philosophy of many movies being diametrically opposed to any basic Christian stance) I now believe they went a bit too far in their conservatism.
This is not to pronounce them "wrong" - it is simply to say that my own views have altered regarding complete abstention from movies. I sure am glad I am past that hurdle, otherwise I would not be able to enjoy this fun adventure with the "grands" later today.
I wonder what other "simple life enjoyments" I may have missed, perhaps by holding views which are too narrow?
Have any of your "life views" or positions on what is "right and wrong" changed? I realize that what God says is "wrong" is immutable and absolute. But what man says is "right or wrong" is a human interpretation and may, in and of itself, be in error. I'm just saying....
Hope you spend this holiday weekend enjoying all the "right stuff". :) .... Marsha