Love transcends all differences...
Last Saturday, we brought the kids to watch Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa. My boy was excited as he was able to watch the first Madagascar movie. My 2 year old daughter was quite jittery too, because we are bringing her to the mall again, little did she know she will be watching a movie in a dark place.
We were anxious because it was her first time and I am just scared that after buying the ticket, she might not want to stay inside the darkness-filled room.
The place was packed, mostly adults and teenagers with kids in tow, and it was a surprise to us that my Tabebs was very brave to go inside without hesitation. We watched the movie in silence, only the kids noisy while munching their snacks.
The movie was cool, all animals were able to display a different attitude towards each other, though they may be friends, it was a fact that they were all too different from each other. Melman was in love with Gloria, and Moto-moto being the third party in the love story. In the end, the giraffe wins the hippo. Marty here was a unique zebra, and being friends with show-off Alex. Their friendship is unique too, very different that a humble zebra could make friends with Alex, the King of New York Entertainment.
The differences were very remote, that each animal portrays a role different from each other, even from the way they eat or live by nature.
Surely love transcends all differences, as they all managed to be a very wonderful group of friends. They have followed on each other and needed each other as if they cannot live without the other.
Why can't we be like them? Can't we not overcome each other's differences, because in each and every way, we are all the same? We are different only because of the places we live in, the color of our skin, our eyes maybe, our languages. But we must not be shaken by these differences.
Our attitudes may be different but we are of the same DNA: we all were from Adam's rib, and we must respect each other because of our being brothers. Surely not many can understand this, and this might never happen, because... still of the many reasons that we are different.
But if we just have some respect, for ourselves, for others, I think this might, just might happen, after all...