Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Wisdom of Wile E.

    Some time ago, while perusing some old Looney Tunes on Youtube, I happened upon this spoof of Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner (I think it's from Family Guy), where Wile E. finally catches him. Now that's a fine non-canonical wish-fantasy if you always wished he would. But it's not without some spiritual observations as well. I may as well post a link so you can see it, but be warned: some of the language is very crude:

   That's one thing in particular that tells me (duh!) that this was not made by Christians nor intended for them. I surmise it's intended to mock Christianity. Nevertheless, I actually do percieve an actual Christian message all the same. If you want to avoid the crude language herein, the story goes like this: Wile E. Coyote finally manages, much to his astonishment, to kill the Roadrunner by smashing him with a boulder. He cooks the Roadrunner and eats him to his satisfaction, but afterward discovers his life has become dull and meaningless. Finally after being fired from his job at a cafe, and finding his existence pointless, Wile decides to take his own life in one of his Acme contraptions. But at the very last moment, his eyes light up, causing him to stay his hand. What has happened? Has he had revelation?    Cut to a scene of him talking with a coyote buddy of his. Wile E. explains how he was about to end it all, when suddenly, he has found meaning and purpose once again.   Then he he says, "Do you have an hour to talk about the Lord Jesus Christ?"
    "Oh, ****" his companion groans.
     Yeah, like I said, this has to have been done by someone who's not Christian at all. Waht else do you expect from Famiily Guy?  But the wisdom contained in this little cartoon shows through anyway. Wile E. has spent his whole life in pursuit of something he supposed would bring him happiness. Yet, when he finally gets it, his life deflates. It's over and done with, and his life holds no more meaning. But then the Lord enters his life. It's only at that moment that our hero finds what true fulfillment actually means.
     Think about it. All of has have material things in this world we think will bring us happiness. We all have our Roadrunners. But all these things are ultimately superficial. They are only temporary. The are necessarily transitory, because they are of this world. But not Jesus Christ, who explained that,  Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place." John 36:18. I'm not jsut talking about heaven here; Christ brings fullfillment both in this world and the next. He's the only thing that does.
    He is the one and only thing Who can and will bring lasting fulfillment to us all!
    If that sounds foolish to you--well, you've probably never experienced Jesus for yourself. Pray to Him, and you just might get a surprise.

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