5 Spiritual Parallels in The Lion King

  1. “Run away and never come back”

Scar convinces Simba that he’s done something terrible – so terrible that he can never be forgiven and the only response possible is to run as far and as fast as he can. I think sometimes we let ourselves be tricked into thinking that our mistakes are so big there can be no forgiveness, when in reality God is still waiting with welcoming arms.


  1. “Hakuna Matata”

The famous phrase: no worries. In this case it means living a carefree life, but in the Christian life we don’t need to worry either. Not because there are no challenges (there are) but because God is in control.


  1. “He lives in you”

The Bible says that we are temples of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19). This means that God (our heavenly father) lives in us. We want the world to see Him reflected through us.


  1. “You have forgotten who you are”

Perhaps the most powerful line in the movie is Mufasa’s statement (thundering from the clouds, dramatically) “You are my son.” We are God’s children, princes and princesses in the kingdom, but it’s all too easy for us to forget this. We believe that we’re worthless, when in fact we’re priceless. We treat each other as strangers or worse, when in fact we’re all precious brothers and sisters in Christ.


  1. “Yes, the past can hurt.”

“But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.” Wise words from Rafiki. This one isn’t strictly limited to Christianity; it’s just good life advice for everyone.



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