The 2023 Oscar results inspired me to watch the movies, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” and Guillermo de Toro’s “Pinocchio”. I found them to be a bit slow in parts, but I watched on to the end. My heart found a similar God-at work message in each of these two extremely different creations:
- Choose life with its myriad, unexpected challenges.
- Embrace community in all of its complex diversity.
- Respond always with exuberant love and kindness.
- Be open to experience connection, peace, hope, and joy in each new day.
The movies gave us the symbol of a woman wearing a google eye on her forehead and a wooden boy. I chose the lap robes, that I make for folks, as a symbol to remind me of these God empowering insights. These blankets represent kindness, utility, and an energizing riot of color to me. What symbol of God-at-work will you see and choose today?