The Hunger Games: What are you Hungry For?
A blog by Bojo Bonifacio
Last Friday I got to watch the latest blockbuster with my wife together with some of our youth leaders. I thought it was a pretty good movie regardless of all the hype. I believe what draws people to the story of the Hunger Games is the comparison of the attitude and drive of Katniss Everdeen, the main character, with that of the other tributes (participants in the Hunger Games). They all know that the law of the land requires a tribute in the Hunger Games, which results in the deaths of all except the lone victor. In the movie, Katniss Everdeen, in her own way tries to make a stand against the oppressing power of the Capitol.
I believe the story of the main character represents many young people today who are looking for something different than what society dictates, what religion commands, and what economies restrict. So social media becomes an outlet to, first of all, vent their frustrations about the limitations constructed by the world around them and secondly, to provide an avenue for young people to make a stand according to their belief system. It’s evident the next generation is hungry for change, hungry for something different. But continually looking for what the world can offer only creates an insatiable appetite. If you want something different than what society dictates there’s the gospel. If you’re looking for something other than what your religion requires from you there’s the gospel. If you no longer want to be limited by your economic status there’s the gospel. If you’re hungry for change, purpose, life… Then run to Jesus.
John 6:35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”
Bojo Bonifacio is the Lifebox director of Victory Greenhills and leads our NEON services every Saturday 4pm. Check out his thoughts here.