main idea: When you discover your passion, then you’re really home.

In the 3rd part of this trilogy, the four friends attempt to get home to New York by finding their penguin friends in Monte Carlo. After a run-in with Animal Control, the gang end up with a travelling circus. The circus itself isn’t doing too well, just going through the motions. Alex (voiced by Ben Stiller) gives an inspirational speech about how the circus is really about following their passion, what they dreamed of doing (and taking a jab at the Canadian-born Cirque du Soleil, but I digress). Through their reformed act, all the animals discover what their passion is. In the end, the four friends realize their home isn’t in the zoo, but in this discovered passion of the circus.

In the Bible, time and time again, those who rise up and live the life God has called them to live are the ones who discover their God-given passion. When we discover that, we can live in the sweet spot he created us for.