flick last night called The Second Chance. It’s a kinda cheesy movie starring Michael W. Smith, a popular singer in the contemporary Christian world. It was one of those movies that had cliche after cliche but worked.
The ultimate theme is redemption and most likely will only appeal to practicing Christians, those of us that know we can stray from our core beliefs over time and not even realize that we have. The plot revolves around a suburban and inner city church that are tied together by financing, a strained father/son relationship and an eye opening experience of a suburban, wealth/health type spending time in the inner city.
There are a couple of memorable scenes but the most vivid this morning is one where a young staff member, himself once a gang member, takes a beating for a young kid that wants out. Obviously the inference is that of sacrificing yourself for another. Another is the washing of each others feet as Christ did to show servantude and humility.
Our churches need to examine themselves and see if what they are accomplishing lines up with the teachings of Christ.