PLEASANT MOVING EXPERIENCE

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COURTESY OF INDEPENDENT CULTURE, UK

BLACK PANTHER THE MOVIE HAS GROSSED OVER ONE BILLION BOX OFFICE DOLLARS WORLD WIDE AND IS STILL TOPPING THE CHARTS.

A MARVEL MOVIE SET IN AFRICA WITH MOSTLY PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCEND.   THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT ENSLAVED, OPPRESSED, REPRESSED, DEPRESSED OR VIOLENT IN CHARACTER BUT FACE CHALLENGES  LIKE ANY OTHER MAKE BELIEVE CULTURE IN SCI-FI WORLD.

THE MOVIE MARVEL HAS RECEIVED A LOT OF POSITIVE REVIEWS.   ONE MOVIE CRITIC, IN PARTICULAR, SAID HE WAS LEERY ABOUT SEEING THE FILM BECAUSE, “HE DID NOT WANT TO BE PREACHED TO,” AND I CAN UNDERSTAND THAT, BUT SINCE IT’S HIS JOB –HE HAD TO.   AND AFTER VIEWING “BLACK PANTHER”, HE WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED TO HAVE HAD AN ENJOYABLE MOVIE EXPERIENCE, MANY OTHER CRITICS HAD SIMILAR REACTIONS TO THE FILM.

THIS FILM BRINGS DIVERSITY TO MARVEL’S VAST COLLECTION OF SCI-FI ACTION MOVIES WHICH IS GOOD.

WILL THIS FILM IMPROVE RACE OR GENDER ISSUES FACING OUR PLANET TODAY?  NO – BUT WE HAVE COME A LONG WAY WHEN A MAJORITY OF MOVIE -GOERS, NOT JUST THOSE OF US OF AFRICAN ANCESTRY CAN APPRECIATE  A  MOTION PICTURE LIKE THIS FOR WHAT IT IS.  A VISUALLY APPEALING, ACTION-PACKED  MOVIE ABOUT A MAKE- BELIEVE PLACE WHOSE MAIN CHARACTERS  JUST HAPPEN TO BE BLACK.

DIVERSITY IS PROFITABLE AND CAN MAKE FOR A PLEASANT EXPERIENCES.  I BELIEVE GOD LOVES DIVERSITY.  HE COULD HAVE MADE US ALL ALIKE BUT DIDN’T.   NATIONALITY AND GENDER ARE THE FIRST THINGS MENTIONED ABOUT A PERSON THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE, AND WHEN WE ALL GET TO HEAVEN IT IS SAID EVERY NATIONALITY AND TONGUE WILL BE SINGING PRAISES TO GOD NIGHT AND DAY.  IT ALMOST MAKES ME HOMESICK.

I AM GLAD BLACK PANTHER IS DOING SO WELL AT THE BOX OFFICE BUT THERE IS  ANOTHER BOX OFFICE SHOCKER “I CAN ONLY IMAGINE”.   A FAITH-BASED MOVIE  INSPIRED BY A REAL LIFE CHALLENGE OF FAMILY DYSFUNCTION.  CRITICS DID NOT BELIEVE A SONG WRITTEN IN MINUTES COULD SUSTAIN A MOTION PICTURE BUT IT HAS, COMING IN THIRD THIS WEEK.   I HOPE IT CONTINUES TO TOP THE CHART DURING THE UPCOMING WEEKS.

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(COURTESY OF CROSSWALK.COM)

THE TRUE STORY OF BART MILLARD, A GOSPEL SINGER, SONGWRITER AND CHRISTIAN WHO STRUGGLED IN A VERY REAL PLACE OF ANGER AND UNFORGIVENESS.  EMOTIONS WE ALL DEAL WITH AT SOME  POINT IN OUR LIVES.   MALLARD OVERCAME THE HATRED HE HAD FOR HIS FATHER THROUGH THE SUPER POWER OF CHRIST LIVING ON THE INSIDE.   IT DIDN’T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT BUT IT DID HAPPEN, AND IT LEAD TO HEALING OF THE DEEP WOUNDS BETWEEN FATHER AND SON.

A PLEASANT MOVIE EXPERIENCE IS GOOD BUT A CHANGE OF HEART IS BETTER. LETS’ HOPE THIS HEARTWARMING STORY OF FORGIVENESS NOT ONLY TRANSLATES TO BOX OFFICE DOLLARS BUT MOVES VIEWERS TO ACTION IN THEIR OWN LIVES.

AS WE CELEBRATE CHRIST’S DEATH AND RESURRECTION, HE SET THE STAGE FOR ALL OF US IN THE REAL WORLD.   WE CAN OVERCOME AND ENJOY A GOOD LIFE ALREADY PREPARED FOR US FROM THE BEGINNING OF TIME.

DIVERSITY AND ENCOURAGEMENT IS GOOD BUSINESS HERE AND IN THE KINGDOM.   

  

WE OVERCOME BY THE BLOOD OF LAMB AND WORD OF OUR TESTIMONY  . . .

REVELATION 12:11

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