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Another Quote.

By Billy | September 20, 2009

I was watching Horton Hears a Who last night. One part really struck me — I can’t explain how much it resonated in me. (By the way, I really, really, really liked that movie.)

Anyway. The mayor of this town was told by that his world was in danger by a voice that started coming out of the rain gutter one day. Nobody really believed him, they thought he was kinda nuts.

Today’s quote comes from the mayor to his wife.

“I’m so sorry that I let you down, but this… This is bigger than me.”

How many things in your life have you realized are actually bigger than you? Would you go out on a limb and put your reputation in serious jeopardy because you believed in something? Would you go to jail, fail a test, leave your family, drop out of school, break up with your boyfriend, give up your possessions, or more — just because you believed that something was important?
The mayor had experienced a death of ego in this film, as had Horton, the elephant carrying the mayors whole world on a flower. Who am *I*, that I am so valuable that my reputation, perhaps even my life, is worth the cause I could be dropping?

I’m into the Gospels right now and am pretty sure this same concept is what Matthew is talking about in chapter 10. “Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.” I interpret “for my sake” to mean something along the lines of, “for my cause,” which I interpret to be universal love, or justice, or whatever you think is right.
So yeah. Theres actually two quotes. Huzzah!

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