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Reflection on a movie
That day (31 August 2020) when Verbum Dei Missionary Family had a film showing of “Tuesdays with Morrie” was a special moment for me to recognize what has been going on in my life and to reflect on these.
The movie was a treasure trove of insights on self-awareness and on relationships. I was particularly moved with scenes where Morrie and Mitch would have intimate conversations. There was just loving kindness and sincerity whenever they engaged in discussions about their lives. I was deeply moved with how God allowed them to spend precious moments together just when they needed each other. I was also touched with how Morrie and Mitch responded to God’s invitation for openness and acceptance.
The movie made me more grateful and more understanding of the ups and downs of my life and where I am now. Their story also made me more hopeful for the beautiful surprises that God has in store for me. Finally, of all the beautiful lines from the movie, this was the one I found most challenging and inspiring: “Accept who you are; and revel in it.” Someday, I also would like to be able to say what Morrie said, “The truth is, part of me is every age. I’m a three-year-old, I’m a five-year-old, I’m a thirty-seven-year-old, I’m a fifty-year-old. I’ve been through all of them, and I know what it’s like… I am every age, up to my own.”
With thanks to Imee and the WordNews team
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