In a movie or sitcom, so many of life’s problems or grand adventures happen in less than three hours. One short montage wraps up months or years in a character’s life. We begin to think that we should be able to overcome things in our own lives and put a timeline on our sanctification. We forget that it’s just a movie, “They don’t show all the time, effort, work, and heartache that goes into a significant change. That’s because movies can’t be three hundred hours long” (155) Our life can be an example at all stages, not just in the happily-ever-after moments. “Remember your whole life as a Christian is one of progress, growth, and becoming more like Christ. Not all change comes at once” (153–54). (Taylor Johnson, In the Altogether [self-publ., 2019], 153-155).
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