Rhymes & Reasons
An Emotional Response to Inside Out
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Posted: July 12, 2015
Quieting the voices inside us…
Inside Out's a brand new movie
that portrays a little girl
who's uprooted when her folks decide to move.
And the things she packs go with her
clothes and playthings and her moods.
It describes how little Riley lost her groove.
Riley's moods reside within us.
They're emotions we know well.
Joy and sadness, fear and anger and disgust.
When we move these moods move with us
making waves and causing stress.
It's not easy to control them, but we must.
As they jockey for position
these five wrestle for the lead.
Fear begins in front and sadness lags behind.
But soon anger gains momentum
with disgust a distant third
while joy holds back with thoughts of being kind.
With God's help joy overtakes them.
Faith stands up and feelings fade.
By God's Spirit we can show our moods who's boss.
While emotions hold us hostage,
there's a ransom that's been paid
by the Prince of Peace who died upon a cross.
Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network. Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer, which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.
Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.
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