Inside-Out Jesus

Inside-Out Jesus

Sunday, June 9, 2024
| Mark 3:20-35

Jesus wants us to put our hearts into discipleship, not just our heads. Our emotions are a part of doing the will of God.

A girl named Riley was a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old.

Then her world turned upside down when she and her parents moved to San Francisco. She tried to navigate the transition with Joy, but the stress of the move put Sadness in control. Then Joy and Sadness were replaced by Anger, Fear and Disgust.

Riley’s emotional journey is presented in an animated film called Inside Out, one of the top films of 2015. In the movie, each of the girl’s emotions is expressed by a different character: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust.

When the family moves to San Francisco, Fear says to Joy, “I sure am glad you told me earthquakes are a myth.” Fear has more than a few worries about their new location.

On the way to their new home, Joy imagines that Riley will live in a house from a fairytale, made of various desserts. Disgust says, “Joy, for the last time, she cannot live in a cookie.”

But the movie is more than a bunch of laughs. The emotion Sadness is...

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