I will admit that I am not into the movies a whole lot. In my opinion, the Hollywood entertainment industry has not been good for society. The moral decline of our culture has had many supporters, but the influence exerted by the Hollywood elites has been front and center in ridding our country of decency and respect for one another. Subsequently, I am surprised and grateful when a movie appears that has a moral to the story which builds people up rather than tearing them down.
If you have never seen the movie or read the book (A Walk to Remember), I would encourage you to do so. I understand that the movie touches my heart in a unique way because it hits on some real life experiences for me. (I won't go into the details in case you have not seen it and decide to watch it.) However, there are messages contained in that movie for everyone. Here are just a few of the topics addressed in the narrative:
Broken Relationships (and the consequences)
Change and Growth
There is a message for anyone and everyone at some point in that movie.
Today, the Church celebrates the first martyr, St. Stephen. St. Stephen was a deacon and is the patron saint of deacons. I kindly ask for your prayers today for me and all of the deacons who serve the Church. May we be filled with the courage and perseverance of St. Stephen in our witness to Jesus Christ.