is already here! The week seemed to fly by, I guess because of the holiday in the middle.
We watched a strange movie called The Visitation, an adaptation of Frank Peretti’s novel of the same name on our traditional date night Thursday. I doubt it will interest very many people outside of the Church. It’s all about things spiritual and demonic possession, things that most people, including most believers, do not believe.
I thought that they did about as well as could be expected in adapting something like this book. I remember reading the book a few years ago and it does make you think about certain things in your life.
Then last night, we watched Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto, once again, a very strange movie. Breathtaking in the cinematography and costumes. Actually turned out to be a very interesting movie but I never quit got the point he was trying to make with it, if he had one.
Ostensibly, it is a feature about the decline of the Mayan culture. It does a great job of showing the evil in man but that’s about it. And it does very, very well in that regard. And it didn’t even take the white man to corrupt the natives. Go figure.
I’m still stunned at the words of Alan Keyes at the Vision America conference.
Matthew 5:43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor’ï»¿ï»¿ and ‘hate your enemy.’ 5:44 But I say to you, love your enemy andï»¿ï»¿ pray for those who persecute you, 5:45 so that you may be likeï»¿ï»¿ your Father in heaven, since he causes the sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 5:46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Even the tax collectorsï»¿ï»¿ do the same, don’t they? 5:47 And if you only greet your brothers, what more do you do? Even the Gentiles do the same, don’t they? 5:48 So then, be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.ï»¿ï»¿
Proverbs 25:21 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink, 25:22 for you will heap coals of fire on his head,ï»¿ and the Lord will reward you.ï»¿