By Pastor Jimmy Trent
I am currently taking a class with Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) called Theology and Secular Psychology. My most recent recent assignment was to read The Berenstain Bears children’s book, Get the Gimmies, and to reinterpret the book in a Christian worldview. The following is my effort to that end. Enjoy.
WE ALL GET THE GIMMIES
There is a good amount of sin at work in the vignette of Get the Gimmies so I think that it is helpful to start with the good we find in the opening scene before we get into the fray. The story opens with the Bear family’s love for one another. In all of the mess that follows, I don’t want for us to lose this fact because the actions of the bears moving forward seems to prove otherwise at times. In fact, it is in part, their love of self and lack of love for God and others that gets ALL of them into trouble.