Love Movement Journal Reflection by Alice – Day 7
“Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against a fellow Israelite, but love you neighbour as yourself. I am the Lord.”
So the past couple of weeks have been crazy. Since I’m a member of the Youth Advisory team for Love is Moving (the tv show), I got to help and hangout in the studio on the taping days. I got to meet and hangout with our great hosts and witness the awesome green screen and camera crane in action! It was a ridiculous 2 days at CBC, but everything went so well. I also got to go with Joel (one of our creators and executive producers) to where all the digital and graphic design magic happens. The guys there are seriously talented with their computer skills! Can’t wait to see how it all turns out and see what they’ve created…such an intense process.
As for Day 7 journal, it challenges to think of a person who you may have said or done something wrong to and do or say something nice to them. Now, we’re all imperfect and we all can have big mouths from time to time. So we’ve all said something that we immediately regret afterwards. I try to be really careful with my words, but if I have said something wrong, whether I meant to or not, I immediately feel bad and will try anything to make it right. For example, I was in the car with some friends and we were driving home from a theatre performance. Everyone except one person was in the first cast. We were talking about how someone in the audience made a comment about the second cast’s performance and I opened my mouth to say I agreed with them…COMPLETELY forgetting that one person in the car was in that cast. That person then said, “Wow, thanks.” I immediately realized my fault and I shut up. I can’t tell you how bad I felt. I tried to say something to correct it, but no matter what I said it didn’t erase what I said before. So I shut up and didn’t say another word the whole ride back. When I got home I still felt awful, so I decided to send a private message to that person on facebook. I apologized for my comment and reassured them that they and their cast did a great job (because in truth they DID do a great job especially since most of them had never been onstage before). The next morning I got a reply back with forgiveness and thankfulness for my message. And funny enough, we got along even better after that incident. So even when we mess up we must try to make it right…ask for forgiveness etc. It is completely worth it. There will be times when it won’t have a happy ending, but you must have peace to know that you tried…and God will reward that.