A friend brought my attention to this story on CNN about people who have watched the blockbuster movie Avatar developing depression:
James Cameron’s completely immersive spectacle “Avatar” may have been a little too real for some fans who say they have experienced depression and suicidal thoughts after seeing the film because they long to enjoy the beauty of the alien world Pandora.
My first and only reaction was to recollect one of my favorite quotes:
If we discover a desire within us that nothing in this world can satisfy, also we should begin to wonder if perhaps we were created for another world. – C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
Profound but true. A realization that marks one of the first steps on a fallen soul’s journey into the arms of his holy Creator and loving Savior.
I am probably one of a handful of people in the metro Denver area who has yet to see Avatar, but if James Cameron’s visually stunning moneymaker awakens some people to begin inquiring about their eternal spiritual state, then it will have done some good in spite of itself.
It’s up to those of us who follow Christ to faithfully share the good news.