Monday, August 19, 2013

We are All Minions

Sometimes I see spiritual correlation in bizarre things.

I came out of Despicable Me 2 last weekend and told my husband all about the sermon the movie contains.  You don't even have to play it backward to hear the encoded message.  It's blatant.

I watched Gru with his minions... he knew all of their names, what their jobs were, and he kept them working in a way that best worked for his jam factory.
They knew how to laugh and have fun.  They got upset over stupid things and slapped each other around.  They didn't know much about what was really going on around them. 

And then the villian stepped in and claimed them.  He changed them.
He started calling them HIS.
They became animals, devoid of natural emotions.

Eventually, they all got shot up with jam and all was well again.  Yay, recovery! *whistle, whistle*

It's just... SO obvious how much Satan tries to take credit for things that aren't his.  He didn't create the earth or Me, but he likes to think he has ALL OF THE POWER somehow.
It sorta pisses me off.
And by "sorta" I mean REALLY.  Because he is REALLY good at his job.

He reminds me of all of the lazy animals in the story of the Little Red Hen (yes, there's a SERMON there).  Once the work of creation is done, he steps in to eagerly try and claim the fruits of the labor, the harvest.
But no... the "fruits" known as my life are reserved for Him who created me, labored over me and with me.

And speaking of minions and small sermons:


  1. I love you :) I haven't seen the 2nd movie, but now I want to.

    "It's just... SO obvious how much Satan tries to take credit for things that aren't his."

    So true! I was just thinking how much he ticks me off after I lashed out at my husband for no reason yesterday. He really was getting to me and I had to shut myself in my room and listen to recovery music to get the spirit back. Geez! I keep thinking I need to learn to out smart him, before he gets to me.

  2. I haven't seen the first or the second, so I'm a little lost, but it sounds good. :)

  3. I haven't seen either Despicable Me either, but I've read articles about the screen writers (Mormons) so you're probably not too far off in seeing sermons ;)

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets peeved at the idea of Satan. I get wanting to have power and all, but he already knows he's not going to win- so he just wants destroy us, just to do it. Ever read the Screwtape Letters?