The Present

This beautiful, animated short The Present has won over 50 awards, and it’s not difficult to see why. For reals, watch it…

Now be honest, you felt differently about the boy when he finally got up off the couch, didn’t you? I did. What a vivid reminder:

Knowing someone’s story changes how you see them.

Or, as Brian Zahnd has said, “An enemy is someone whose story you haven’t heard.”

And in the words of the Rev. John Watson, “Be kind. Everyone you meet is carrying a heavy burden.”


I am a husband, father, pastor, leader & reader. I love God, love people & love life.

1 Comment to The Present

  1. carrie samuels

    Loved this video. I was horrified to see his reaction to the puppy. Then seeing why, it made perfect sense. Great reminder not to be too quick in our decisions about people. Take time to know the heart first.

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