* The Big Picture

True confession time here, I’ve recently become a huge fan of the Marvel Avengers movies. I never would have guessed how much I enjoy watching them and learning the stories of all the characters. Just when you think you have it all figured out, you find out another piece of the story. It all started one Saturday evening when my husband and I got interested in Guardians of the Galaxy. It was hilarious, so of course I had to watch Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2. During this movie, I discovered there were other characters known as the Avengers and I wanted to know more. Thus began my quest by starting at the beginning with Captain America. The more movies I watched, the more I wanted to find out. Each character has a back story of how and why they became an Avenger.

If you really stop to think about it, aren’t all of us like that? Everyone has a story and that story helps determine who you become in life. Unless we stop to take a look at the big picture and try to put all the details together, we often judge people for what we see in the here and now. Many of their life experiences have made their story different from yours. It could have been an illness like cancer, grief, abuse or any number of life altering events.

 Here’s some good news that will help. I know someone who always looks at the big picture, His name is Jesus. He knows ALL of our life story and still loves us anyway. Maybe if we took more time to get to know someone, we’d be a little more tolerant as well.

So while I’m waiting for Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 to come out in 2023, I’ll keep learning more of the story so I’ll be ready. Kind of a great lesson for life; don’t you think?

Blessings, Cindy J

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