My favorite movie of all time is “The Color Purple,” and one of my favorite lines in the movie comes from a conversation between Margaret Avery, who plays Shug Avery, and Whoopi Goldberg, who plays Celie Harris Johnson.
They are walking through a field of purple daisies when Shug says, “More than anything God love admiration.”
“You saying God is vain?” Celie replies.
“No, not vain, just wanting to share a good thing. I think it pisses God off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it,” Shug says.
Celie: “You saying it just wanna be loved like it say in the bible?”
“Yeah, Celie. Everything wanna be loved.”
I ran along the following scripture the other day, which I’ve read before, but this time, something just made me think about that scene in The Color Purple, and the scripture made a lot more sense.
Philippians 4:8: Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Another scripture along the same lines:
But the basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! - Romans 1:19 (This translation is a little different than most I've seen, but I like it best.)