Without love even the most radical devotion to God is of no value to Him. Let me make sure that sinks in… You can gain all the spiritual gifts in the world. You can take the most radical steps of obedience. You can share every meal with the homeless in your city. You can memorize the book of Leviticus. You can pray each morning for four hours like Martin Luther. But if what you do does not flow out of a heart of love - a heart that does those things because it genuinely desires to do them - it is ultimately worthless to God.
3/9 shows → next to normal “when the night has finally gone, and when we see the new day dawn, we’ll wonder how we wandered for so long, so blind. the wasted world we thought we knew, the light will make it look brand new, so let it shine”
“This is the boringest book I’ve ever read,” Veronica whined. She was lying on her back, her legs dangling off the edge of her bed. JD lay on his stomach next to her, invested in his own larger, much denser book. She tossed hers to the ground in frustration and grabbed a pillow, holding it to her face and groaning loudly into it.
“Boringest isn’t a word,” JD said, not looking up from his book. “It’s most boring.”
Veronica groaned again, throwing the pillow on the ground next to the book.
“I don’t care. I hate school.”
JD sighed. “They don’t care. We’re helpless victims of the institution.”
Veronica wrinkled her nose. “What’s an institution?”
JD laughed. “It’s a business. You should read more.”
“I do read a lot. I just read Where the Sidewalk Ends. I read the whole thing in two days,” She said proudly.
“That’s for little kids,” JD said, rolling his eyes.
“We are kids! You just talk like a grown up, ‘cause you’re weird.”
“Yeah, but which one of us is reading sixth grade level books?” JD said smugly, a proud smirk on his face.
Veronica’s jaw dropped open in offense. “You did not just say that!” she said, sitting up. Her face quickly went from offended to superior. “At least I’m tall enough to ride in the bumper cars,” she teased, putting her hands on her hips. “And I always beat everyone else, even though I’m all alone.”
It was true. Whenever they went to an amusement park, JD and Martha would always stand at the gate of the bumper cars and watch in jealousy and amazement, respectively, as Veronica obliterated all the other cars around her. When she put her mind to something, she did it - JD had always admired that about her.
Still, JD did not take insults to his height lightly.
“You suck at croquet,” he bit back. “It’s stupid, and no one likes it anyway.”
Her eyes went wide. “You’re dead!” she shouted. She jumped at him, knocking him to the ground. He tried to push her off, but she had a great deal of strength in her skinny arms. She dug her fingers into his sides, causing him to burst out into laughter. He knew he shouldn’t ever have told her he was ticklish.
“This isn’t fair, you’re exploiting my weakness!” He cried.
“I don’t even know what that means!” She shouted back, continuing to tickle him mercilessly.
He finally managed to push her off, and she sat back on her knees, smiling triumphantly.
“I do not suck at croquet, and it’s not stupid. You’re just jealous because I’m good at everything you’re bad at.”
Her proud smile fell quickly when JD sat still, staring at the ground silently.
“Hey,” She said, crawling towards him and placing a hand on his back. “I’m just kidding. You’re good at a lot of things I’m not. I suck at language arts and reading, but you always get A’s on all the quizzes. And you’re really good at capture the flag! Your team always wins,” she said, trying her best to comfort him. “You’re super duper smart and good at a lot of things.”
He sighed and remained quiet for a moment before he suddenly turned to her with a malicious smile. “You’re right, I am.”
Before she could respond, he tackled her and returned the favor, tickling her until she had tears of laughter in her eyes.
“You jerk!” she cried. “You manipulated me!”
“So you were paying attention in language arts yesterday,” he said, crossing his arms in victory. She pushed him away before standing up and grabbing the pillow she threw on the floor.
“There’s only one way to settle this,” She said solemnly, tossing him another pillow. “I hope you can reach high enough to get my face!”
What made you want to play such a dark role in Heathers?
Honestly, I was very into the message the musical delivered, and playing the role of JD was a good challenge to push myself to go darker than I ever have before. I would love to continue to improve my acting, and that requires getting outside my usual comfort zone. JD was definitely out of that comfort zone haha.
Umm I know it said scene but I just enjoy the begin of Boys to Adore Galore. I just love the music and I always love reading what it has to say in the begining of the movie, lol. If you havent yet watched it you should go watch it!! Pretty damn good IMO.
Staring Bravo Delta, Dillon Rossi, JD Phoenix, Jett Black, Levi Karter, Max Ryder, Ricky Roman