Monday, July 18, 2011


Did you see the movie starring Tom Hanks called Castaway? It is the story about a fellow who worked for a delivery corporation who is flying in a company plane over the South Sea. The plane crashed, and he became marooned for four years on a deserted island.

The character played by Tom Hanks is all alone. All he had were the clothes on his back and a few packages from the plane that washed up on the shore. One box contained a volleyball which he eventually painted a face on and named "Wilson." Wilson became his only friend. He talked to the volleyball like it was a real person.

We are not made for isolation. We were not intended to talk to volleyballs. We are made for heart-to-heart, intimate, inter-dependent friendships.

Don’t try to go it alone out there. Decide to be a friend and to run the risks necessary to have friends.

1 comment:

  1. One of my favorite quotes comes from that movie. "Tomorrow the sun will rise and who knows what tomorrow brings" Something else about the movie. There was the box that was unopened. The was a feather on that box. If notice in the very last scene when the lady drove away. The feather was on the old truck. Angels have wings. Wilson was hope and Wilson got him to the point of rescue. Hope is what people have that leads them to faith. Mike W.