When I was in college, I had an older cousin named Todd. He worked for a famous guitar company, and he had procured for me my first “real” guitar. Todd was a Christian, like me. But he was pretty edgy, and he said things that sometimes made me uncomfortable and made me challenge my views.
Phoenix is now starring in a movie called Mary Magdelene, and he is playing the character of Jesus. But in recent press junkets, it has become clear that he does not really understand the complexity of the “character” that he is playing. Going so far as second-guessing the actions of the Son of God.
I have, like many other people, struggled throughout my own life with pride and ambition. I want God to do mighty things, but inside I want to insist that he does them through me. I want Him to be glorified, but I would like to at least bask in the reflection of His glory. That is the ugly truth.