Unless someone cares

Last night, we watched a Disney movie, “The LORAX.”  It is based on a story written by Dr. Seuss.  The movie is about a young boy named Ted who is trying to find a live Truffula tree to impress a girl that he fancies.  Some years earlier, a young entrepreneur, the Once-ler, had hewn down an entire forest of Truffula trees in his quest to produce Thneeds, a versatile product knitted from the foliage of the trees.  With the forest reduced to a wasteland, everyone resorts to living in an enclosed community, Thneedville, which is completely artificial.  Ted journeys outside of Thneedville to find the Once-ler, who lives in isolation in the wasteland that he had created.  After being put to a test, the Once-ler entrusts Ted with the last Truffula tree seed to plant in the center of Thneedville, against the opposition of all who lived there.  The word “UNLESS” was etched in a stone left behind by the Lorax, the guardian of the forest, after its destruction.  At the end of the movie, the forest is restored because of Ted’s efforts.  The following quote by Dr. Seuss preceded the credits, “UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It’s not.”  Isn’t that true about Christianity, spreading the Gospel, leading others to Christ, living out your faith?  Unless someone cares enough to do it, it’s not going to get done.

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