SCORPIUS: The world changes and we change with it. I am better off in this world. But the world is not better. And I don’t want that.

Scorpius and Albus try to fix the death of Cedric Diggory by turning back time. Only every change to the world doesn’t work out how they expect it. In the above quote, Scorpius has found himself in a world where his life is everything he’s ever dreamed. Only the world is not better off for the change.

His words show that Scorpius is not only wise but humble. He recognizes that there are more important things than just what he wants. That there is a whole world of people. And he’d rather sacrifice his own wants than live in a world that makes other worse off.

 

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Our World Today

As humans, we tend to get caught up in us. We forget to look around at those close to us. We forget to recognize we are not the only people on the planet that matter. Every life matters.

I think in the days we are in, we really need reminding of this. The growing hate I see on social media and in other places breaks my heart. But I am not perfect. I have to keep reminding myself not to engage, not to also succumb to the anger that breeds bitterness and hatred. It is not an easy task, but it is one worth fighting for.

Each of us is not the only person in the world that matters. We do matter, but so does everyone else around us — even those who are mean or cruel to us or perpetuate hate. We all matter, even when we make bad choices.

 

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The Bible Says…

Jesus didn’t come into this world to heal and save the “perfect” people. He came for those of us who recognize we are not perfect and need Him to heal our hearts. To make us like Him, a perpetrator of love in a world filled with hate.

Later, Levi invited Jesus and his disciples to his home as dinner guests, along with many tax collectors and other disreputable sinners. (There were many people of this kind among Jesus’ followers.) But when the teachers of religious law who were Pharisees saw him eating with tax collectors and other sinners, they asked his disciples, “Why does he eat with such scum?”

When Jesus heard this, he told them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.” ~ Mark 2:15-17 NLT

 

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When you get the chance to judge or love someone, remember that none of us is perfect. It is not our job to judge. Our only command is to love. And, should I ever forget this, please, please, please lovingly remind me. 😉

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