This past weekend Brian and I got to go on a last minute date(YEAH!) and decided to go for a late night movie. But we never go to the movies, we just feel that our time and money is better spent else where, especially when we don't get out as much as we'd like. Anyway, this movie was different, very different and definitely worth the time and money. I was so inspired and moved to the point of an almost spontaneous heart combustion that I had HAD to share my thoughts, so here they are.
This film "For Greater Glory", was such an incredible piece of art! The photography was superb, the acting incredible and the story was seriously divinely inspired. The story of a young mischievous (at least from the directors point of view) boy whose life was touched by one person who saw good in him, became the hero. A hero for believers and non-believers alike, a hero for his Faith, his country, and for freedom. A saint to encourage us all to stand up for the Truth and fight for our right to worship God freely.
This isn't coincidence that the film has made it's appearance now, it is very fitting for our time here in America, where the Church and the family is under attack by our very government. I have heard priest and holy people say that very soon the Church in America will undergo such persecution, even an Archbishop.
Archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Francis George, made a sombre prediction two years ago: “I expect to die in bed; my successor will die in prison; and his successor will die a martyr in the public square.”
Not to go all serious and grim on you but I feel the need to express what has been on my heart lately: Hope! Great hope that our family and loved ones have this opportunity for greatness. God has given us (the Church) the tools and graces we need to be saints in time of peace or persecution. We just have to reach for them.
The more we seek out these gifts and listen to the inspirations of the Holy Spirit the more we will know the will of the Father and in doing so we give Him the Greater Glory.
So, brothers and sisters, I encourage you to watch the movie but mostly to live boldly for Christ. In doing so we die to ourselves and grasp more fully the life of peace He so longs to give us.
Blessed Jose del Rio, pray for us!