Monday, March 2, 2009

Movies that Make you Cry

Elijah Smith has a good post from yesterday on movies that make him cry, exploring how important themes like honor, kinship, heartbreak, and love come out in movies and tie to our understanding and appreciation of the gospel.

Here is his conclusion:
From tearful heartbreak to tearful elation the Gospel has radically given us a schema with which we can understand the universe and our place in it, and it is not simply a cold, purely logical grid to look at the world (which probably kept me from crying when Dr. Spock died in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan). Through Christ we’ve the opportunity to come to God with our brokenness and to be able to experience true kinship and love as we inhabit a broken yet redeemed world. Because of what God has accomplished throughout history we also have a hope for the undoing of this brokenness and a time when injustice is eliminated. Tears of joy will most assuredly follow.
Read the whole thing.

1 comment:

Elijah said...

Thanks for the shout out. I am honored.