Yesterday on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Jim Carrey told Oprah about his upcoming movie, Horton Hears a Who. The movie opens March 14th.
Jim shared how Horton's motto throughout the movie is that an elephant is faithful 100% of the time. Then he told Oprah his own creed in life: "I am heaven." When he starts to feel lost, Jim says those are the words he keeps coming back to. "Just remember you're heaven," he says. "That heaven is not a place to get to or wait for or spend your life in a mind hoping it will be someday. Have it now, you know?"
Wow. "I am heaven." Never heard that before. But isn't he really saying, "I am God." That my source of happiness lies within me? And the clincher ... Jim says, "I don't want to spend my life hoping it [heaven] will be someday, I want to have it now." Well, sadly, this world will be all that Jim will have if he continues down this road. This is it. And the end won't be heaven. It will be terrifying judgment. I think of Matthew 16:26:
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
Let us pray for Jim Carrey (and Oprah for that matter) that God's kindness would lead them to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ before its too late.