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God's Truth Abideth Still

August 18, 2021

Leadership Notes


Last week's storms unleashed a lot of fury on Michigan. Because of various varieties of variables, our granddaughters were with us through the weekend. We took them back-to-school shopping on Monday. While with us, we binge-watched the Marvel universe movies on Disney+. It was a satisfying four days.


For me, my ranking of the top three movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be {in no particular order}, "Thor: Ragnarok," "Avengers: Infiniti War," and "Avengers: End Game." All of the movies in the series explore universal truths like good, evil, selfless sacrifice, love, envy, greed, and the list goes on. Like all good literature, they give us plenty of things to ponder long after the closing credits end.


We love movies and books where the bad people lose in the end. It is satisfying and reassuring. That is reflected in this line from "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day":


Then pealed the bells more loud and deep, God is not dead, nor doth He sleep.

The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,

With Peace On Earth, Good Will To Men.


We hunger for that reality. But in reality, sometimes the bad people win. Sometimes, justice seems out of our grasp, and we can only trust it will prevail in the world to come.


Do you have a favorite movie genre? Do you always need the story to end with good triumphing over evil? Does the wrong have to fail? Does the r