However, I have been thinking that perhaps the Belle approach is not the best approach for one’s love life. Seriously, waiting around for the Beast to turn into Prince Charming doesn’t usually work in real life. It does sometimes. However, more often than not, it is not the best course of action. As much as I love the Disney Princess movies, I must admit that some of their stories really shouldn’t be applied to real life and especially not to your love life. Aladdin built his relationship with Jasmine on a lie and yet we expect him to now be trustworthy. Prince Erik (Little Mermaid) was pretty great, but Ariel had to disobey her father and consult with a witch to get to him. Modeling your love life after either of these would not be the wisest in real life. These are just a couple of examples. I’m sure many of you could fire more at me and would be happy to do so in the hopes that you could detour my princess fetish. However, I’m still a diehard princess fan.
After some reflection (while washing dishes at work; ), I have decided that I still want to be like Belle. However, in my love life, I think I want to be more like Snow White. She knew her Prince Charming when she met him and she waited for him. “There’s nobody like him, anywhere at all.” While she waited, she served the seven dwarfs. Even though she was a princess waiting for her prince, she served these 7 miners. She faithfully waited ever hopeful that “someday my prince will come, someday we’ll meet again and away to his castle we’ll go to be happy forever I know.” Of course, she did get duped by a poisonous apple with deceptive promises of all her dreams coming true (man! Could I make some theological applications, but I shall refrain; ). So I should keep my eyes open for poisonous apples. Other than that, this should work. After all, it works in the fairy tales and they always live happily ever after….
Living all of life before the face of God...