HAVE YOU EVER MET SOMEONE WHOSE SWING WAS MESSED UP?
Now…I am not talking about their golf swing or their baseball swing or their tree swing. Bagger Vance is filled with quotes that flow off the screen onto the page. It isn’t too far of a stretch to say that many of them can be made “spiritual.” That sounds sort of strange doesn’t it? But let me give you some of the quotes from the movie:
Inside each and every one of us is our one, true authentic swing. Something we was born with. Something that’s ours and ours alone. Something that can’t be learned… something that’s got to be remembered…Over time the world can rob us of that swing…it get buried inside us with all the wouldas and couldas and shouldas…Some folks even forget what their swing was like. Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0146984/quotes?qt=qt0208984
First, I realize that some of this pure poppycock. It is “pull yourself up by your own bootstraps” mentality. It is the old Robert Schuller/Joel Osteen junk that I have blogged against. But on another level those statements can be seen as true. Many Christ-followers lose their way (swing) by the cares of this life pressing in. Luke 9:23-25. Luke 8:4-8. We take our eyes off Jesus and focus on the here-and-now, the transient things, instead of what really matters. We get so tied up in our every day life that we find ourselves looking back at the wouldas and couldas and shouldas. And just like Rannulph Junah, we need to get back to Square One.
He is the ONE we must go to to find our swing. He is the ONE who reminds us we are not an accident. I think this post here does an excellent job of showing that. If we hope to find our swing again, we need to go back to the Source of the swing.
Have you lost your swing? If so, have you taken the time to figure out where/when it happened? Do you need to do that? Have you ever seen The Legend of Bagger Vance? Any thoughts?
Disclaimer: there is some not-so-nice language used.
Tomorrow will be a different post: it will include a give-away. See you there!