Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Frozen Picnic

Can I just say, it was so nice to watch a movie on a blanket and NOT because someone was sick! I caught a Redbox employee working on the Box at my local grocery store this morning, and she told me exactly which boxes I could visit to get a copy of Frozen (her box wasn't ready yet). So I drove a mile or two around town and finally had my own rented copy of the new Disney movie I had heard so much about.

I was nervous, maybe people hyped it up so much I wouldn't like it. Maybe I knew enough of the story line that it wouldn't have any surprise left. Maybe it wasn't as exciting as the Disney of my childhood -- Beauty and the Beast, or the Disney of my teen years -- Mulan. I fully expected it to be as mediocre as more recent Disney releases -- like Tangled, but I still had hope that it would be as timeless as Cinderella.

Well, the hype wasn't enough. None of the spoiler alerts prepared me for the plot twists. And most importantly, the negative reviews suggesting it had a strong gay agenda made it absolutely fabulous! Yes, I watched the movie knowing full well that it had a hidden gay agenda, and that is one of the many reasons I love it. The gay allegory is beautiful. And 100% in line with Christ's teachings and the message of His later-day Church.  How many General Conference talks have encouraged family members to reach out to stray loved ones? How many times must we be told to accept everyone who comes into our fold?

Yes, in order to be in good standing in the Church you cannot have sexual relations outside of marriage between one man and one woman. That does not mean you cannot lay down your life for your family members who aren't abiding by that command. Christ didn't die for those of us who are perfect, He died for our sins. For our mistakes. For our imperfections.

Frozen is a story about love's power to heal wounds. It's falling action is Ana's willingness to lose her life in order to save her sister -- a sinner. And it's resolution is Ana finding her life -- the life she'd always dreamed of.

"For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it." Matthew 16:25

Even when I minimize the whole allegory into something so simple as homosexuality, it still shines of Christ's greatest message. Become as Him. Lay down your life for others, and you will find Him.

Well done Disney, well done! You haven't done something this spiritual since Lion King (which I suppose was all about global warming and the government's need to regulate our use of the Earth's resources -- those darn progressives sneak their message into everything!). 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Whoa! I gotta get me a copy. I loved the movie and don't remember anything gay about it! Happy to be so naive!

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