Happy Wednesday !!
We been having a heavy snow since this morning. The State declared a state of emergency.
My husband and I watched this movie last Saturday. It is called The Hatfields & McCoys ( we got it for free from Redbox). This is the second time I heard about the term "The Hatfields and McCoys". This movie was soo long, it was about 4 and 1/2 hours.
There are a lot of morals that I learned from the families in this movie :
1. Revenge, this word will never get you anywhere. When this feeling overtakes you, the only thing you know is, you just want to do something bad to the person. It never stops. You always want more and more, just like these two families. First one of the Hatfields killed one of the McCoys. Next, here comes one of the McCoys doing the same and vise versa without end. They both lost and no one ever won. They only fed their pride and destroyed both families.
As a Christian, the Bible tells me "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord". Romans 12:19
2. Hatred is like a cancer and leads to revenge. Hatred eat us from the inside out. When we hate someone and are not willing to forgive that person, we lose. Hatred robs us of peace and joy in this life. Without joy and peace, hatred will make us sick, stressed, and might lead to depression.
3. Dont take Justice upon yourself. In my opinion, this is the biggest problem within these families. God has placed the responsibility of judgment upon those who are in authority over us yet the system failed the families repeatedly. However, this does not justify taking the matter into our own hands.
4. Forgiveness, this is my favorite part. In the end, The Hatfields and McCoys realized that they both lost. With brothers, children, fathers, and cousins all brutally murdered, they realized that the only thing that could end this feud was to forgive each other. In the movie credits, it says that both families signed a formal peace treaty between both families 138 years after it all started.
Every time I watch a movie, I try to see what can I learn from this movie. What do you learn from the movies you watch ?