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Wizard of Oz

Posted on: June 3, 2010

Read this book today and rediscovered something I didn’t really realize when I watched this movie as a kid. This lesson is always one of my favorite from the story of the Wizard of Oz.

Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Lion went to the city of Oz to seek for different things. Dorothy wanted to go home to Kansas, the Scarecrow wanted brains, Tin Woodman wanted a heart, the Lion wanted courage, for he was cowardly.
What they didn’t know was they with them all they were looking for all along. Dorothy had the means to bring herself back to Kansas (don’t want to give this away if you haven’t read the book or seen the movie), the Scarecrow was always the one offering suggestions when they were stuck in a dangerous situation, the Tin Woodman was the most kind-hearted and teared whenever an ant or beetle was stepped upon, and the Lion always stayed behind to face any dangers although he was terrified out of his wits, and let the others escape first.
Besides the wonderful theme ‘there is no place like home’, this is the lesson I feel that the story brings out so well. 🙂 It’s just like Kungfu Panda’s ‘there’s no secret recipe, you just have to believe in it’.
What we are looking for on the outside might be just inside us all the time. When we seek for intelligence, we might just need to tap into our experience. For money, look inside there for contentment. For courage, look for confidence. For love, remember that loves flows from the person inward so that those blessed outwardly may reciprocate. For any need at all, look for Jesus. 🙂

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