This guy is good. You will know Matthew McConaughey from his movies, and FFF featured him a few months ago posting his inspiring Oscar Speech.
He begins this encouragement using a story (also shared recently on FFF): “We’ve all got two wolves in us, a good one, and a bad one, and they both want to eat…”
These kinds of video clips are often written off as pop-psychology, but they really provide sound, attractive and easily digestible food for faith. This is because good psychology does not contradict good spirituality and good spirituality is not in conflict with good psychology.
At the heart of life is the fact that aloneness is not the same as loneliness. While loneliness is a painful reality, it is most often the consequence of grasping at and attaching to things, projects and people we mistakenly think will bring us happiness, only to realise that at the end of these driven and exhausting days we find ourselves feeling more lonely and isolated than ever.
As McConaughey reflects, when our head hits the pillow at night, no matter who is sharing our bed, we are alone. And while this reality might initially surface feelings of loneliness, healthy human solitude is waiting for us when we shift our perspective.
While the clip doesn’t mention Jesus, I know that it is all about Jesus Christ and His willingness to turn our loneliness into a place of intimate and divine solitude.