Deep, true concepts can come from anywhere if you are looking for them.
One hit me with impact recently as I watched the latest “Horton Hears a Who” movie. If you’ve seen the movie or are familiar with the story you know that the overall message is not a subtle one, it is the entire premise of the whole story, and I think the message is faith.
Sure, there are other messages you can draw from the story, like trust, friendship, love, family, etc. But I think the main message is faith – believing in something that may seem unreasonable, has no apparent tangible proof, but that you know is true. And sticking to that faith at all costs and against strong opposition.
This is a beautiful message. What do you have faith in about yourself, your potential, or what is possible? And how can you increase that faith through your actions until more tangible proof is revealed, or your vision is realized?
It is also important to encourage and help nurture the faith of others. Allow them to reach their goals, desires, and potential even if their faith is not the same as yours. Faith is such a source of power and motivation that I think it is more beneficial for us to encourage the concept of faith than to tear down others because their beliefs may be different than ours.
This message is powerfully portrayed in the story of “Horton Hears a Who“. (At least it was for me.)
Watch or read it on a different level, and see if you can apply it in your life in a way that increases your faith and helps you to increase the faith of others.
One reply on “Horton Hears a What?”
We love this movie at our house! Of course, my brother was an art designer for it so that has a lot to do with it. I too thought it was a great message of faith.