I adore the movie Aladdin. I love the romance between the beautiful
Jasmine and handsome Aladdin, the setting is mystical and exotic, and
Abu keeps me laughing. But my favorite character in that movie is the
big, blue genie.
I think there is a part of each of us that would love to discover a
genie in a bottle who is willing and able to grant us at least three
wishes. It’s fun to think about the ability to have riches or romance
or fame by simply asking for it.
It certainly makes for a great Hollywood plot. But it’s a dangerous way to relate to God.