The Rider uses—so it appears to me—all untrained actors for all of its parts, as untrained as some of the movie’s horses. It seems like a documentary, and parts of it look like a camera crew showed up to film what was already happening in real life.
“Downsizing” poses basic but necessary philosophical questions that all humans ought to deal with.
God has created my child to be someone in particular, and God delights in their particularity. My goal as a parent is to help them live into becoming that person. Their bodies will play an important role, but the metric for their success is not to be determined by gendered stereotypes
God stands in defiant solidarity with those who let the fire in their bones blaze outwards into the world, exposing and destroying all that is false.
Life is full of these drumroll moments. God is conducting the drums in our lives to play faster and louder as he draws us nearer to a climactic moment in our lives. In these times of testing, or of uncertainty, God is preparing us for our next mission and strengthening us to walk faithfully with Him.
As this academic year nears its close, I encourage you to use this passage as you pray for and with your graduates.