Today, I am going to give you movie lovers, something to think about.
Have you ever seen one of those movies where there has a been a misunderstanding and a relationship is broken because one of them made a mistake?
Remember how you kept hoping for them to come back together. Remember how you thought the person who messed it up deserved another chance? How you kept telling the other person to forgive.
Deja vu. Right?
Do you know why?
Because you were able to see that person in places and circumstances that the other characters in the movie( suppose they were real) were not able to. This made you much more sympathetic to that character. Much more sympathetic than the other characters in the movie. You had a better picture of what it would be like to be in their shoes.
Well, like Shakespeare did, let us imagine our life to be a movie, or a play. We get mad at many people. We all go through situations where we misunderstand people.
Are we going to think about what that third person would say? That person who knows the whole movie and every step along the way?
According to me that would be God.
I am a Christian and sometimes when I get angry at people I try to ask myself the question, “What would Jesus say?”.
We don’t know what it’s like to be in their shoes. Maybe we would look at them in a different way if we knew each and every part of the movie. It may not always be the reasonable thing to do. But one thing is true. If we would all ask ourselves that question, we may start a revolution of forgiveness and love.
We live in a world that is based on equations. A world where every reaction has an equal and opposite reaction. It always balances. But change occurs when we get a different result. When you forgive and accept somebody who has wronged you, an imbalance is created for the better. Something that makes them think and helps them to forgive somebody else.
So next time you have a chance, think of that third person.
And advertising your view helps to make a difference. When you do something remarkable for somebody you think doesn’t deserve it and others ask you,
” What are you doing, bro?”
Tell them, “I’m thinking about the third person!!!!”