Last night I went to see Limitless.
This was a movie about a man who took a pill that gave him the use of his entire brain. He basically became superhuman in his ability to think. He used his new found intelligence to accrue great personal wealth. He also, lied, cheated and murdered to get to the top, but that’s just movie drama, right? In the end, everything works out for him. But what struck me as I left the theatre, is that I wanted everything to work out for him. He was, after all, basically a nice guy, with a nice girlfriend, and we are talking about Bradley Cooper here.
Not to mention, that this movie cost $27 million dollars to make. It drew $6.6 million dollars at the box office on the first night. This movie about a drug addict who wins the day by taking a short cut to the top. Which, between tickets and food, I spent $35 dollars to see.
I am also a Yankee fan. The New York Yankees. With their new $1.5 billion dollar stadium. I love to go see them, not that I can go that often given how difficult it is to get tickets. And who can afford them now anyway, with that price tag and the salaries of the players. But I watch them on TV and given an opportunity to see them live, I will jump at the chance.
So I watch movies, and I watch sports, but I also watch the news. And I listen to the stories of war, crime, earthquakes, hunger, poverty and I ask why does this happen? Why does God allow this? Why doesn’t He do something…. and I wonder… is God asking me the same thing?