Lantz and I don't go to the movies very often. Maybe once a year. It seems crazy to say that, because I remember a time in my life when I would go to the movies every weekend- sometimes twice a weekend. But.... it is just so expensive- it's $9.50 a person.... $21 for both of us. We'd normally rather wait until it comes out on DVD and rent it from Redbox for $1, but this past weekend was an exception. We saw the preview for The Blind Side and knew that we really wanted to see it, so we went to a matinee which was still $7 a person mind you.
Anyways- it was a great movie! I cannot say enough positive things about this movie..... it was so stinking good! And it was a true story which made it even better- I'm a real sucker for true stories. It had some amazing spiritual implications that really inspired Lantz and I into some deep conversations. As much as I want to tell you about this movie, I think it's best you just watch the preview on your own so you'll be convinced that you need to see it.
My prayer after watching this movie is that when presented with opportunities I will see the good that God wants me to do, and that I will have the courage to do it.
"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison, and you came to visit me...... I tell you the truth, whatever you did for the least of these, you did for me.'" ~ Matthew 25: 34-36, 45
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." ~ James 1:27
"Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it..... And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased." ~ Hebrews 13: 2, 16