If it does anything, La La Land (the movie) boldly promotes dreaming and foolishness in pursuing life-direction.
Mia’s audition song, The Fools Who Dream (excerpts below) reminds me of the many wild and wonderful ministry leaders I have known over the years and the crazy things they (and sometimes we) have done in seeking to advance the cause of Christ and His Kingdom.
Parts of The Fools Who Dream go like this.
Here’s to the ones who dream.
Foolish, as they may seem.
Here’s to the hearts that ache.
Here’s to the mess we make…
So bring on the rebels.
The ripples from pebbles.
The painters, and poets, and plays.
And here’s to the fools who dream.
Crazy, as they may seem .
Here’s to the hearts that break.
Here’s to the mess we make.
For a YouTube sample, click here.
From the perspective of having a biblical rational for a unique style of ministry leadership, we can even identify “foolishness” and “dreaming” Bible passages on which to dwell.
“I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams… (Acts 2:17)
“God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe…” (1 Cor. 1:21),
“We are fools for Christ’s sake… (1 Cor. 4:10),
There are many characteristics to look for in ministry leaders, including such things as passion, love, integrity, persistence, and flexibility. I vote for adding dreaming and foolishness to the list.