What the church can learn from Ratatouille.

6zd3e_forum_ratatouille1.jpgI saw this movie the other day and loved it. Pixar rocks. I thought there were quite a few clips that could be used as illustrations for kids or adults.

The first one I saw was in the opening sequence when Remy the rat first discovers he has a amazing sense of smell he knows that it is for something creative and good. He ends up saving his family from being killed because he could smell rat poison. How do they thank him. They make him the official food sniffer. They make him smell the garbage they are all eating. He ends up having to leave the family to find a place to express his gift.

I think the church does this to people all the time. We find out something that people are good at an make them do that instead of what they are passionate about.

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4 thoughts on “What the church can learn from Ratatouille.

  1. Just working through your archives and had to comment on this one! I think that not only does the church do this, but the whole world. The general consensus is if you are good at it, do it. And how could you not like doing what you are good at? This question is what brought us all to the ‘just do what you are good at’ philosophy. Ratatouille is the perfect example; just because Remy was good at smelling garbage didn’t mean that he liked it. For me there is only one thing that I am good at and that I like doing as well and that is writing. However, this is a skill that I have had to work on. Those skills that you have to work on are the ones you should ‘just do’. -Mary-Kate

    • Thanks for the comment on this old post. I actually re-posted it today and will move your comment over so they can see your comment.

  2. Just working through your archives and had to comment on this one! I think that not only does the church do this, but the whole world. The general consensus is if you are good at it, do it. And how could you not like doing what you are good at? This question is what brought us all to the ‘just do what you are good at’ philosophy. Ratatouille is the perfect example; just because Remy was good at smelling garbage didn’t mean that he liked it. For me there is only one thing that I am good at and that I like doing as well and that is writing. However, this is a skill that I have had to work on. Those skills that you have to work on are the ones you should ‘just do’. -Mary-Kate

    • Thanks for the comment on this old post. I actually re-posted it today and will move your comment over so they can see your comment.