In the movie Mall Cop, Paul Blart is struggling with self-esteem issues. During the second scene, he is sitting around the dinner table with his mother and his daughter who are both encouraging him to begin dating again. Blart, a discouraged divorced parent, disguises his loneliness as his family is trying to get him to sign up on an internet dating website. His elderly mother goes as far as posting a video of Paul Blart on his electric two-wheeler, doing some stunts to make him look more attractive to women. The young daughter reminds her father that her mother only married him to be able to cross over into the United States from Mexico. All the attempts of his elderly mother and young daughter only make Paul feel more discouraged, inadequate, inapt, and unworthy. –Jim L. Wilson and Pete Ramirez
“Paul Blart Mall Cop” DVD Columbia Pictures, Inc. 2009 Scene 2
Ever feel like Paul Blart? It is during these times that we must remember that we are God’s workmanship created for good works. It is during these times that we must remember that we are created in the image of God, saved by grace, loved and sustained by our Creator.
Ephesians 2:10 (HCSB) For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.