What Fairytales Teach Us About Life & Love

In days of old, fairytales were stories told to teach children a basic truth about life. Although Disney has taken a lot of the really scary stuff out of the original stories collected by the Brothers Grimm, you can still see the contrast of Darkness & Light.

For example, in Disney’s Tangled, Mother Gothel kept Rapunzel locked away in a tower by pretending to protect her from the world.

But she was really just using Rapunzel’s gift for her own selfish purposes.

She sounds a lot like Lucifer the Serpent, doesn’t she?

Deceitful through & through

The serpent was clever, more clever than any wild animal God had made. GENESIS 3

Darkness vs. Light
Deceit vs. Truth
Evil vs. Good
Despair vs. Hope

That’s life, isn’t it? We are in a Great Battle every day of our lives. In the end, we win. But the journey we take to get there makes a really big difference.

Two are better than one,
    because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down,
    one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
    and has no one to help them up.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
    But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
    two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. ECCLESIASTES 4:9-12