Saturday, February 02, 2008

ground hog day

No, I'm not going to post about ground squirrels nor about the lore that if the ground hog emerges from its burrow on this day and fails to see its shadow because the weather is cloudy, winter will soon end. If the groundhog sees its shadow, it will return into its burrow, and the winter will continue for 6 more weeks.

I will make mention of that classic 1993, Bill Murry movie: Ground Hog Day

Dave, over at Confessions of a bad Christian has a great post.

In the movie, Phil Connors [Bill Murray]
realizes he is doomed to live the same day over and over and over. The plot is summed up in this article in Wikipedia. For Connors, Groundhog Day begins each morning at 6:00 A.M., with his waking up to the same song, Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe", on his alarm clock radio, but with his (and only his) memories of the "previous" day intact, trapped in a seemingly endless "time loop" to repeat the same day in the same small town.

Connor has this exchange in the film.

Phil: What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered?
Ralph: That about sums it up for me.

And that brought to mind another famous Bill Murray quote…this time from Stripes.

And then depression set in.

...The point is that too many followers of Jesus are stuck in a Groundhog Day life of their own. They wake up every day and feel trapped in a repeating pattern of frustrating behavior. And then, depression sets in.

Got to his blog to read the rest of the article...
... there is a way out of Ground Hog day existence.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Groundhog day. . . mmm
Welcome to Canada Post - 28 years of supermax with five to go! Complete with all the lame jokes that go with it. Then again with a name like 'Alvin' it too never gets old even after 50 years.

Postal Pastor or Pastor gone Postal.