Apr 26, 2011

A Prayer Lesson from the Crazy Irishman in Braveheart

        I watched Braveheart again a couple of weeks ago for the first time in a while (It was definitely not the first time ever). It is one of my favorite movies of all-time. I love it for the leadership and sense of justice that is present in the character of William Wallace.

        I realize that it is not historically accurate at times and I really don't care. So any comments to this effect will be read but slightly overlooked. What struck me upon watching it again for the umpteenth time was Stephen the Irishman. He is portrayed as being a little crazy but extremely loyal. He talked to God directly for everything and in front of anyone.

        I must admit that seeing his interaction with God really made me reevaluate my ongoing God conversation. What about you? Has your walk with God become stale or formulaic? Are your talks with Him relegated to Sundays, meals, or even devotional time. When was the last time you had a real conversation with Him as if He were physically in the room with you?

        I've had some conversations like this in the past couple of weeks, and oddly enough I do not feel crazy. However, I do feel that I would be crazy to go back to the way things were.

Read this post as well:
Braveheart: A Lesson in Politics


Derek said...

One of your best Nate...This made me rethink about how often I speak to God, and openly, and boldly. I need to check Braveheart out again. I got it for either my bday or Christmas and have not had time. I also like Master and Commander, The Patriot, Gladiator, The Last of the Mohicans.

marcusclarkus said...

A good reminder that prayer, although reverent, can and should be conversational. I too forget that it can be done like He us in the room with us.

Inside Nate's Head said...

Thanks Derrek.