Darcel - posted on 11/14/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
I'm watching this silly movie 40 days and 40 nights where this young 20-something red blooded all American male gives up all sexual contact (including kisses) for lent. A relationship gone sour led him to this decision.
To make matters complex, this young man finally finds a girl he really likes, and he gets to really know her because they are not jumping in the bed right away. It would be a really boring movie, it if were not for all of his friends peer pressuring him, and betting against him to revoke his vow to God and get some action.
Although the movie is really stupid and badly written, it got me to thinking... A vow for lent is a vow to God; and in this movie the main characters friends did not take a vow to God seriously. How realistic is this to real life? A young person wanting to live a life for God and the friends not respecting the decision. I honestly could not call people like that my friends.
Being raised in church I have always had the support I needed to live a life for Christ. Anyone who did not respect my lifestyle was not my friend for long.
Not a big deal to discuss, it was just an observation.