"Charlotte's Web": The Perfect Word
Topics: Attitudes; Behavior; Christian life; Dignity; Friendship; Grace; Humble; Humility; Judging others; Love; New Creation; New life; New man; Old man; Relationships; Renewing the mind; Respect; Selflessness; Worth
Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:7, Matthew 7:1-6, Matthew 18:1-4, Matthew 23:12, Mark 9:33-37, Luke 9:46-48, Romans 14:13, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 4:22-24, James 2:1-13, James 4:11-12
Charlotte's Web is the story of a pig named Wilbur (Dominic Scott Kay). Wilbur is scared of the end of the season, because he knows he's going to end up on the dinner table. Wanting to ensure this will never happen, Charlotte (Julia Roberts), a spider that lives in Wilbur's barn, begins to spin webs calling attention to the pig's virtues. Wilbur is astonished to find notes about how "wonderful," "radiant," and "terrific" he is. He is especially moved by the final characteristic Charlotte attributes to his name: humble.
"Well," Charlotte asks Wilbur, "what do you think?"
"It's a great word," answers Wilbur. "It's just—"
"Just what?" Charlotte asks.
"Is it the right word? Is it true? 'Cause I don't really feel like I deserve any of the things you've written about me."
To which Charlotte responds, "Then it is the perfect word."
Elapsed time: 01:07:15–01:07:38
Content: Rated G
Charlotte's Web (Paramount Pictures, 2006), directed by Gary Winick; submitted by Van Morris, Mount Washington, Kentucky