Ratatouille is an awesome Pixar movie, and possibly one of the hardest words in the world to spell. The movie follows the story of a rat named Remy whose only dream is to become a top notch chef in the restaurant world of Paris. I don't know about you, but rat and chef just don't go together. The thing about Remy was that he was actually an excellent cook. He didn't settle with the slimy, sewer diet that most rats sustain. He wanted something more. Something delicious. Something delectable. But a rat becoming a chef is a preposterous thought. Or is it? All Remy needed was a chance, and when it came, he succeeded and became he had dreamed of.
Sometimes in life, we are Remy. Other times, we're the ones not giving Remy a chance. Appearance is the first thing we as humans see. It's not always easy to look past it, especially when we're looking at a 'rat that wants to be a chef.' But to truly know someone, we must see as the Lord sees because "the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart." (1 Samuel 16:7). Our Lord and Savior sees us as we really are. He sees our heart. May we strive to be more like Christ by giving others a chance and casting out unrighteous judgments. It is then that we will be able see the kind of chef that Remy can become.