Early this afternoon me and Beth found out we were doing the talk at youth club tonight! Thanks Marcus. So with not much time on our hands it was time to dip into a church favourite; the spiritual depths of Shrek. I was actually really pleased with how it all went; the moments of hushed silence are normally a good sign!
Beth started by destroying a £10 note and pointing out that it still had the same value. Then we showed the bit of Shrek where Shrek says to donkey, "Look at me... Doesn't that bother you?" only for donkey to say "Nope, I like you." I then compared this to God choosing David to be king, even though he was smallest. And we finished up by showing the last ten minutes of the film where Shrek says to Fiona, "You're beautiful" even though she's turned into an ogre.
wow, a Shrek talk without any reference to onions and layers. oh, and if you haven't guessed by now, the theme was appearance and self-esteem.
and if anyone else needs a talk whipped up with only a few hours notice...........
.........find a shrek DVD.