My daughter and I contributed to the strong second-place finish for the film “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” this weekend. That ranking comes on the heels of two straight weekends as the top-ranked movie.

Some church friends had mentioned that it was funny and family-friendly. While it had its moments, I must have napped through the best parts.

However, I found the Kevin James character very appealing. His work is seen as menial by others.Yet he is driven toward competence (if not excellence) by an internal force and the potential affirmation of one he admires.

He is combination superhero and bumbler. There is a little Paul Blart is all of us. It seems to be by divine design.

“After all, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t sin.” 2 Chronicles 6:36b (NIRV)

Paul: “I know there is nothing good in my sinful nature. I want to do what is good, but I can’t.” Romans 7:18 (NIRV)

Our greatest revelations of foolishness do not occur in our bumbling but rather in our attempts to appear as if we are not bumblers.

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