Thursday, June 19, 2014

Post-o Libre!

"Underneath the robe you find a man. Underneath the man you find his nucleus."
-Ignacio "Nacho" 

I've been looking for every comparison and reason in the book to be able to talk about this movie and I finally found one. "You really wanted to do this one didn't you?" Oh you
"Say that to my face."
 have no clue. Besides Sponge-bob, this is one of my most quoted movies. "That's... quite frankly kind of sad..." I'll let Nacho tell you what I think about that (See pictu- "Yea, I get it..." How'd you get in here?) Now pride is quite the stumbling block in everyday life. It gets me time after time AFTER time again... And then some... You'd think I'd learn and then, nope. Taught another lesson. But sometimes, it's not only pride that gets you, it's the attitude of why you do certain things. Attitude determines a lot, you'd be really surprised. "I always am..." I'll take that as a good thing...

Some people have rougher starts than others...
So Nacho Libre follows Ignacio or Nacho as he's known around the small village of... Somewhere in Mexico... He's a monk who's not really content with his role of chef for a convent/orphanage he lives in. Even as a small child, he's had dreams and aspirations of being the world's greatest Luchador. "I personally wanted to be an Astronaut." Huh... I didn't know that about you. Anyway, one day, he decides he's tired of being kicked around and mistreated and with the help of Steven "Esqueleto", they become the dynamic duo known as.... Nacho Libre, and Esqueleto! Nacho justifies his doing this by saying it's for the orphanage, and at first it is. Despite losing because they are beyond awful, they still make money because Lucha Libre is a lucrative business apparently. By using this money, Nacho DOES in fact buy better food for the orphanage, but after first making sure he has a lot of nice new clothes and the stuffs. So like with many things in life for many of us, Nacho is doing it for the right reason, but with the wrong attitude. 

Appearance is half the battle
So why is attitude important? I mean, if you're doing good things, who cares why you're doing it? "Cause it's all about the 'tude?" Well, yes... I mean, I guess that's an answer. But to be more clear, if you're gonna cook someone a meal, what's better, half of a turkey sandwich? Or an actual cooked meal? "What's with you and sandwiches...?" I worked at Subway, give me a break, some of it stuck. Just answer the question... "The one with all the effort. But that makes no sense, I've seen the movie, Nacho tried his hardest to win, there was in fact effort involved." Outdeed there was, but if someone cooked you that meal while complaining the ENTIRE time, all you would do is feel like you're being a burden. In all, you wouldn't feel good. That's the difference. 

So Nacho sucked because he was fighting for the praise of the world... And he also kinda sucked, but in the end, when it really counted, he let Jesus take the wheel and fought not for praise but for the ones he loved.
There comes that crucial moment in all our lives where we take a stand and fight for what we thought was right. For NACHOOOOO, it was that moment when he had a boot to the neck, going one on one with his idol, who he realized was kinda a jerk. It was at that time, when the orphans were coming in that he realized who he was fighting for. As a popular hymn goes, 

             Who's on the Lord's side? Who?
                 Now is the time to show.
                    We ask it fearlessly:
                       Who's on the Lord's side? Who?
                          We wage no common war,
                             Cope with no common foe.
                               The enemy's awake;
                                  Who's on the Lord's side? Who?

So as Nacho learned, it's time to fight the good fight against an enemy who isn't gonna go easy on us and will stop at nothing to make us stay down. Sometimes we'll win some, other times, we'll find a boot to our neck, but we always have to remember who it is we're fighting for and with what attitude. If we're fighting for the praise of other people and for our own personal pride, I can guarantee you we're not only gonna fail, but we're gonna fail hard. Joshua puts it a very nicely. He even puts it in a nice little bow. 
"And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."

So stay on the Lord's side and you too will find yourself with power and strength you didn't know you had. "You feel better after doing this one?" Not really, I feel like I didn't do it justice. "Ehh... Win some, lose some." Hey, if Nacho can do it, so can we, and judging from that picture down there, I'd say he did it.

If you fight for what's right, you'll find yourself on top. Which is half a wrestling joke.
"Yeah, a not funny one."

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