I’ve wanted to host a “spiritual movie series” for some time, and last night with the help of the whole family we finally got it off the ground. What makes a movie spiritual? Anything can be spiritual if we open our hearts and interact with it honestly. My invitation to those who came was, “Look for the God story.”
I decided to start the series with a film that is close to my heart: Whale Rider. Each time I’ve seen this movie, it has touched me with important questions. This was my third viewing, and this time I was particularly struck by Paikea’s speech, with its lessons on Church 2.0:
But I was not the leader my grandfather was expecting, and by being born, I broke the line back to the ancient ones. It wasn’t anybody’s fault. It just happened.
But we can learn. And if the knowledge is given to everyone, we can have lots of leaders. And soon, everyone will be strong, not just the ones that have been chosen.
What about the rest of you? What touched you or spoke to you?