Sunday I watched the Oscars. In a way I don't know why. I only saw three movies this year in the theatre (none of them were nominated for best picture, best director, best actress or best actor). I happened to stream a couple of other films on Crave, Prime or Netflix. None of those films really grabbed me. But watching the Oscars is part of the traditions in our household.
I know many people will write and talk about the big event at this year's ceremony, the Slap. I am not going to talk about that. I know that the two people involved have had a long history of problems and this was not the first time or the last time that these two folks have had or will have an altercation. They don't need further mention.
Instead though, I want to talk to talk about a moment at the end of the ceremony. Lady Gaga and Liza Minnelli were presenting the Oscar for Best Picture. I was shocked how frail Liza Minnelli was as she sat in her wheel chair. She seemed very confused and lost her place more than once. She was fumbling with her papers. Lady Gaga looked at her and said, reassuringly, "I've got You." Liza looked up at her and smiled, "I know."
As that happened, I realized what a magnificent morality play had just been played out. Instead of outrage and violence, one upcoming star reassured a faltering older star that all was going to be ok. Liza didn't have to worry about being confused and fumbling. She was not doing it alone. Someone would be there to help her. May we recognize that we aren't alone. And may we be gracious enough to lend a helping hand. Blessings.