I love how they created the animals and scenery, and the choreography is really cool. It's a wonderful production. The kids were excellent and riveted to the stage the whole time. I'm glad they had this experience because I want them to have an appreciation for the arts. James' favorite part was when Scar says, "I'm surrounded by idiots", and has repeated that line several times since. How fabulous that he could take home such a great message! The real message of the story is great:
"Remember Who You Are"
I think all of us need to be reminded of this. When we truly know who we are, we treat others better because we also know how important they are. We take on our responsibilities with a good attitude because we remember our purpose here and want to live up to our potential. I think that is the test and challenge of this life experience - to first realize who we are, and then to act accordingly. At a recent enrichment activity, a member of our stake presidency encouraged us to make sure our actions reflect our beliefs. It comes down to making our behavior consistent with our divine nature, which is much easier said than done! I think it's a life long process, and we are constantly struggling to realign what we do with what we know is right.