The Bucket List

The Bucket List Sermon Illustration

The film The Bucket List (directed by Rob Reiner [Warner Bros. Pictures, 2007]) follows two terminally ill cancer patients, Cole (Jack Nicholson) and Carter (Morgan Freeman), who decide to travel across the world and cross off Carter’s list of things to do before “kicking the bucket.” Some of the list involves seeing famous sights throughout the world, and other parts relate to the important things in life that they took for granted, like helping out strangers and rebuilding family relationships. How many of us take for granted the God-given, everyday enjoyments of life because we are stuck seeking our own pursuits? Perhaps our bucket list will be shorter when we learn to enjoy life every day.