“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
Earlier today, I saw a man sitting outside the church. He looks so sick. His legs are swollen. His eyes look so tired. He looks pitiful. He should have been in his home taking a rest. He should have not been sitting there on the pavement. But what frustrates me is the fact that with his condition, he’s still holding a cigarette. Yep! You’ve read that right. He looked weak but he was still smoking.
That scenario I’ve seen hit me. Our body is a precious gift from God, but we don’t take good care of it. We take our health for granted. We always do what we want to do with it. I, myself, am guilty with this sometimes. I eat junks. I don’t exercise. Perhaps, that scenario I’ve seen earlier is God’s reminder for me. I found it heart-breaking. How much more to God?
Another realization popped up from my mind when I told my mom about what I saw. People always have the usual alibi, “Kapag panahon mo na, panahon mo na.” For me, it’s not always the case. The Bible says, death is a wage of sin, so for me, we die not solely on God’s will alone. We are free to make choices. We have the choice whether to take care of our body and make use of the borrowed life we have or to just do whatever we want with it and just waste the gift He gave us. The choice is in our hands. We don’t die only because God wants it. Probably, God has the final say, but still, His judgment depends on the actions we take. We always have various choices to pick and it’s up for us to decide.
Do you consider your life a temple of God? Are you doing your part to take good care of it?
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”
I wouldn’t call it [Rogue One] a political or not political film. I just would say this film talks about stuff that we should remind ourselves these days. This is the darkest times in the galaxy. There’s no Jedi around. There’s no one there to do the job for us and it’s the people who have to get involved. And it’s about that
— it’s about people understanding that if we work together as a team, we can achieve great things and we can bring change.
A year after TFA, Daisy Ridley is set to star in 4 films and in talks for another. Only 1 is a CGI/voice over role.
Meanwhile, the article lists John Boyega’s roles in Pacific Rim 2, Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled project, The Circle, and his theater role in Woyzeck.
On face value it seems that they’re doing equally well, until you remember that John booked and filmed The Circle before TFA and that his staring role in PacRim2 is partially because he’s also producing the film.
So Daisy Ridley has four staring roles lined up where all she had to do was basically audition, if that, while John Boyega has a theater role, a voice over in an animated ensemble Netflix remake (Watership Down), and a live action ensemble role (Bigelow’s Untitled Project). The only new starring role he has is in a film that he’s helping to make.
John had prior film experience before TFA and yet she’s the one with more booked, new gigs. Whiteness has always been a commodity and “qualification” in Hollywood. This is just another example of Black folks working twice as hard and getting half as far.