Basically Morgan's role in every movie he play in:
-First he will have an awesome narrator's voice accompanying the story ( I think I saw a facebook group that was defined as "I wish Morgan Freeman's voice would narrate my life.)
-He's an old, wise black sage who never complains and always comes across very humbly, and seems to always speak less than he really knows, but yet when he does speak, you know it's like the voice of God has spoken (so much so that Morgan Freeman has played God in a couple of movies and you didn't get mad about it)....Ultimately he's so lovable because he is content in all his ways, and will be the hero of the movie's helper and aide without desiring the bigger spotlight.
Examples: The Bucket List, the Dark Knight, Bruce and Evan Almighty, Million Dollar Baby, Driving Miss Daisy (personal fav), Amistad, Glory the Shawshank Redemption.
But what does it all Mean?
From what I can tell, God has providenced that at least one of these Morgan Freeman types to appear in every church across the world.
They do all the work. Especially the dirty work of the church. They seem to posses the most profound wisdom in the world, but have really taken the "be slow to speak" proverb to heart and thus never verbally showcase their wisdom as if it was a full house in a game of poker. Yet this silence makes them appear all the more enlightened. The Morgan Freeman of church is always willing to help anyone and everyone no matter the hour or day. Never a complaint. Always a helping hand.
And here's the sickest part about them: They NEVER EVER WANT THE RECOGNITION! For goodness sake, one of the Morgan Freeman's of my church does most of his work in the wee hours of the morning when no one else can see him....he doesn't need a sign up sheet to help clean up. He's just there.
I can recall 2 of these Morgan Freeman giants in my childhood at my church. I once recounted to my mother at an early age that these same two characters would no doubt be at the left and right hand of God....
And I don't think I was that far off...."those who will be last will be first."..."the Son of Man did not come for other people to serve him, but to serve, and to give (Mk 10:45)..."
And I can't tell you how many times I have been silently grateful to these Morgan Freeman's in my life, without saying a single word...it's like my words are not worthy to complement such remarkable people. The disconnect between a mere complement and the amount of service these servants of the church have given is wider then the Grand Canyon. And as one of those Morgan Freeman's of my childhood passed away this past year, I don't even find myself regretting it not extending the verbal thanks. Because I now realize the kind of thanks they would appreciate....Would be for me to try to serve as they have served the church, for they are serving after the perfect model of Christ as servant....
(apologies for the seriousness of this post....it's something I have been wanting to write for weeks now, but have not found the proper analogy of the church servant until tonight when Driving Miss Daisy came to mind)....