main idea: It is never too late to make the right decision.

Today, we hear a lot of talk about how we are predisposed and its effect on our behaviours. Yes, we all have certain strengths and weaknesses which influences our tendencies, our preferences and our potential. Many times, we tend to apply that premise to moral issues i.e. decisions of right and wrong.

In the movie Puss in Boots, that’s a primary tension between Puss (voiced by Antonio Banderas) and Humpty Alexander Dumpty (voiced by Zach Galifianakis). Both had similar upbringings as orphans with similar aspirations. However, one decided to make the right choices while the other kept making wrong choices fuelled by the wrong motives (slightly oversimplifying).

The turning point comes (SPOILIER ALERT) when the Great Terror is about to destroy San Ricardo to exact Humpty’s revenge. As Humpty finally comes to realize what he’s doing, he says that it’s too late. However, Puss challenges him that it’s never too late to do the right thing. Humpty ultimately makes the right choice and saves the town (and also gives up his life in doing so).

Reminds me of another story about a guy named Samson (Judges 13-16) who consistently made bad choices in the latter part of this life. In the end, he makes the right one though it cost him his life.

It’s never too late to make the right choice.