Watching Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai was a blessing from my mom. She treated the whole family last Thursday, July 21, for a show that’s truly remarkable, inspiring, and unforgettable. The show reminded me some of the things valuable in life.
1. Trust and faith – the actors, the performers, and those completing the cast need to trust and have faith in each other. The slightest doubt can cause a miscue, can be fatal to the performers, and could cause the show to falter.
2. Practice makes one sharper – Notice I didn’t say perfect cause God is the only one who’s perfect. If practice can sharpen the performers and be excellent in their timings then I can practice my faith and help people change and live a life out of faith and trust in God.
3. It’s expensive – life is. A ticket to this show cost as much as Php10,000 a piece. It’s expensive but our lives are priceless. Jesus gave His life to save ours. That may be hard to comprehend but believe me – if your life is going in circles (or worse, going nowhere) then you probably haven’t felt how much better living for God is.
4. Discipline plays a huge key among performers of the team. No one in the crew can drink the night before, nor even perform sick. Imagine a performer who wouldn’t admit he/she’s sick. The slightest miscalculation can cause a life. As a Christian, my life too should be disciplined because it’s a mark of a true follower of Christ.
5. Love and passion. You can’t do what you do above the stands and convince the viewers how you love the talk nor the walk if you’re life is not in Christ. A Cirque du Soleil performer is dedicate to his craft. However, this is not a craft that will fade away in time as your grow old – it stays with you.