Meet the Robinsons remains one of my favorite movies, and every time I watch it, I get something else out of it. Last time, I couldn’t stop thinking about Goob.

Mike Yagoobian.

Goob, for short.

A sweet little boy who seems to have gotten a genius for a room mate, which he ends up blaming for everything that ever went wrong. Dear, sweet little Goob. One failure, with no one to count on, sent him falling into a deep shadow. Someone came along, offering friendship, and hope. He formed an enemy of an innocent and joined forces with a machine that simply used him.

To those, who are still a child reeling in pain, blaming someone else, never knowing love or care;

Carefully examine your friends and enemies. Who do you trust? Who are you closing out?

And for those of us, who know Goob, what can you do to help? Perhaps we aren’t doing the wrong thing, we aren’t all bullies and jerks, we aren’t all out to ruin other people’s lives, but are we helping them when they need it? Are we loving them when they’re hurt?

Love isn’t not hurting someone, love is patient and kind. Love isn’t not saying what you’re thinking, love doesn’t envy or boast.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. (part of 1 Corinthians 13)

Think about your life. You may succeed, your life may be going great, but who’s your little Goob, who are you hurting to get where you are? What’s one thing you could do, to prevent him from turning into a madman who never changes out of his childhood clothing?

“Goob, wake up!”

The least of these, to them, we can make a difference. To the Goob’s of the world.

Live and Believe, Love and Hope, Do Everything You Do For His Glory. ~Tori Lynn


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