Disney and the Gospel #3 – Mastering

What I learned from Disney in accordance with the Christian life

#3 – Mastering

Orlando is Hot! Granted, I went there during the hottest week of the hottest month of the year, but there’s no other way to slice it. Florida is hot. I realized something though as I was waiting in line for the Test Track at Epcot, this place is air conditioned and rather intriguing. I didn’t mind standing in line. Granted, I was on the fast track, but still, that was about 20 minutes. I could have stayed in line even longer. There were so many things to see and watch that I didn’t care that I had to wait. Then when I got to the ride itself, it was the icing on the cake. Everything the Disney does, they do to perfection.

If you’ve never seen Epcot’s evening firework show, you really don’t know what you’re missing. It’s probably better than any of the Fourth of July’s I’ve ever had, except for that time we spent over $500 on explosives, but that was only exciting because we had no clue what we were doing. I can only imagine how much Disney spends on their firework show, and they do it every night.

Disney doesn’t do anything casually. Everything they do, they do to the best of their ability. That says a lot about a gigantic powerhouse with bottomless pockets, but what about about us Christians? Everything we do is supposed to reflect the Creator of everything, you know, the one who owns the cattle on a thousand hills. Yet, it seems from looking around some churches today, that we’d rather spend our time, talents, and resources on our cars, homes, and personal appearance rather than a church, ministry, or social need. This seems to point out where our priorities lie.

Paul tells that that in everything we do, we are supposed to do it for the glory of God. That means that when we go to work, we do our best. Not for money, recognition, or self fulfillment, but for the glory of God. When we go to the supermarket, we are less concerned about matching all the items with coupons as we are about exhibiting the joy of the LORD. We are supposed to have the same mind that Christ had, to seek first the Kingdom of God and trust that all the other things will turn out the way they were meant to turn out.

The moral of the story is, don’t spend $500 on your own fireworks, when you only have to spend $120 to get into Epcot. Housing, food, and air fare do not apply.

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