Before anyone decides to dismiss the article because I’ve chosen to center it around a quote from Frozen II, allow me to start with a little story time. I remember sitting in the darkened theatre in November sobbing after hearing those very words because it was such a simple, yet evocative way to say that failure is giving up. I also remember thinking “wow, I need to write about this eventually.” And naturally time slipped by me then the world kind of, sort of essentially started falling apart. Here we are, seven months later, and I suppose there’s a reason I didn’t write something then.
I can’t remember a time in history where something bad happened every single day the way it has in 2020. The brutal and blatantly racist killings of Black men and women in the hands of police offers. Famines, an epidemic, and genocide in Yemen. The constant and horrific threats Filipinos are facing in their own country Further attacks from Azerbaijan towards Artsakh/Armenia. If I list everything, this wouldn’t end. Oh, and let’s not forget the ongoing pandemic that’s causing incessant arguments on scientific legitimacy and face coverings invading human freedom. I’m an optimist, I can often find the silver lining in almost anything but accepting that things won’t get better any time soon has been my new normal. But that’s where “do the next right thing” comes in.
James 2:8 states “If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.”
Forgiveness and Apologizing ft. Arsineh Sarkisian
On this week’s episode of Marvelous Geeks my sweet sunshine sister Arsineh joins me in discussing a topic that we feel is deeply important not only in our lives but for mankind. We talk saying “I’m sorry”, apologizing when need be, kindly approaching confrontations, and self forgiveness, too. We even discuss a huge flaw we both have that’s often pointed out to us and the approaches we’ve taken to manage it.
Christians vs. Media ft. Meredith Loftus
On this week’s episode of Marvelous Geeks, I’m joined by Meredith Loftus, the delightful host of Fangirl Forum to discuss a topic that’s near and dear to both our hearts. We break down our Christian faith and the media we consume that we’ve often been judged for because of their fantastical elements. Join us to see our thoughts on why we appreciate these films and how we tie them to our Christian faith.
He is Risen!
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.
– 1 Corinthians 15:3-6
He died so we could live. And today, religion has become a word many have feared, shunned, and shied away from. But that’s just it, Jesus didn’t die so we could have a “religion”. He died for us to have a relationship with the kind of Savior who’ll never leave us or forsake us. My testimony is long and winding, but I’ve been a Christian since I could remember because of the family I was born into. And today, I’ve come to finally understand what it means to walk with Christ because that’s ultimately all that matters.
Christ came into this world to love us. He came to protect us. He came to stand with us. He came to save us. And to know that love is to know the greatest gift of all — because truly, while we’re able to love those we care for with infinite adoration, as human beings we can’t even process the magnitude of which God can love us. It’s that very love that allows us to love in return. His love is eternal.
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
– Romans 6:8-11
He is in us. We are in Him. And through Him, there’s nothing we can’t do. We can help protect this broken, angry world through love and dedication. We can help fight the good fight with honor and dignity. We can be a symbol of hope and a light in the darkness. And that’s what we’ve always strived to be here at Marvelous Geek Circles — loving.
Silence often makes things worse, and today, we can no longer afford it. For so long this website has been focused solely on entertainment, and we’ve made the conscious effort to keep religion and politics at minimal discussion in order not to stir up any controversy. And I’ll be honest in admitting of the fact that I was personally hesitant to write this because I’d be bombarded with hateful comments. But my minuscule fear of backlash is absolutely nothing in comparison to the fear kids and parents must be facing today — or anyone who’s the victim of gun point because of their race, religion, sexual orientation or disabilities.