So last night was The Brit Awards, which I didn’t watch as I was at the Midweek Meeting at our church. We had a great time of prayer and Bible study, learning all about Miriam. Many lessons can be learned from her boldness; sometimes boldness is brilliant, at other times it’s detrimental.
There are enough clips of the Brits on YouTube to last me about a year, so missing it was not a problem. I thought Kylie Minogue dancing with James Corden and Matt Horne was very funny.
I’m off to the theatre tonight, I got free tickets with a scheme called ‘A Night Less Ordinary‘. It’s been funded by The Arts Council, in order to encourage more young people to go to the theatre. Let’s face it, at the moment the theatre is mainly attended middle classes, often older people or sometimes Drama students. Conversely, this year research shows that the numbers of people going to the theatre is going up.
I suppose I should be attending the theatre more, seeing as the next three years of my life will be spent doing a degree in Theatre Studies!
The play I am going to see tonight is called Shun Kin. It’s done by a world famous theatre devising company called ‘Theatre de Complicite’. It’s directed by the head of the company, who’s also an actor called Simon McBurney. In school last year we were able to go to a workshop led by McBurney so I got some face-to-face practical teaching from him. I seem to remember over-acting slightly too much and him hitting me repeatedly.
I have a day off from my job tomorrow. I’ve got student finance forms to fill in and questions to write for the Quiz Night (see below). I could well fit in a few blog entries also (oh lucky you). I want to work on other various writing projects also.
I will have time tomorrow to consider the future (a few ambitions) as of course, in a few years time…
- This blog will be world famous.
- I’ll have my own TV show involving Film & Theatre reviews as well as exclusive interviews with A-listers.
- A late night radio show.
- Releasing a few books.
- Write a few poems.
- Further the work of the Gospel, seeking to spread the good news.
- Help the sick and needy, here in the UK and abroad.
- Do more much needed theological study.
- Wright a play.
- Write a screenplay.
- Look after and please my wife (as well as some kids!)
- There should also be room for the writing of a sitcom there as well.
- Perhaps having considerable influence on the modern art world.
- There’ll be a bit of acting here and there.
- A platinum selling album.
When all these things come true, you can say that you remember reading this blog post and that you didn’t think any of it would happen, but it actually did. How privileged you are!
On a serious note, I do actually believe it is good for us to consider our ambitions in this world, even if they are highly unrealistic and perhaps a little self-obsessed. God has given us all many opportunities, we should be considering what possibilities are in store for us.
Even though there may be very little chance of any of these things happening in my life, I can have the complete confidence that God does have a plan. He will work out his plan. Whether I am ‘successful’ by the world’s terms or in heavenly standards (something far better).
Here is what God has to say about greatness:
The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven
1At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”2He called a little child and had him stand among them. 3And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Now that should be mine and everyone’s aim.
On Friday evening I am meeting up with a friend to finally go and see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I’m looking forward to it.
On Saturday I am hosting a Quiz Night at our church. If you’re 15-20ish you’re welcome to come along to. Link to event.