One of the few benefits to being me is that I look for stories and connection points everywhere. I go see a movie, read a book, listen to a song, or view of piece of art, and the homiletic creative juices start rolling. Some might call it sensory overload—and they may be correct—however I like to think that it is the way that I am wired.
One benefit is that it usually means I can find spiritual truths in really odd places. Take, for instance, the film shown above. Warm Bodies (2013) is a new spin on Romeo and Juliet mixed with a dash of the classic Evil Dead and a sprinkling the upcoming World War Z (based on the novel by the same title). Here’s the basic plot: The “Zombie Apocalypse” has occurred. The majority of humanity (or at least New York City) has been infected and now spends their days shuffling from place to place, muttering to each other and trying desperately to not turn into “skinnys” (zombies that are way scarier. . .and faster). The story centers on zombie R and human Julie. Julie is part of a colony militia that is sent out to find food and supplies. However her squad is attacked by a zombie hoard. Although he is part of the hoard, R rescues Julie and takes her back to his airplane home. There he begins to undergo a transformation—he starts changing back into a human, he starts “healing.”