Have you heard of the movie “The Mighty Macs”? No, not the computers or iPads, etc. Sr. Denise LaRock reflects on the movie “The Mighty Mac” and other inspirational movies making their appearance in theaters.
In the movie Cathy Rush has only been married a couple of years and there is a young Sister, Sr. Sunday, who ends up getting involved with the team. I don’t know if Sr. Sunday was a real person, but I really enjoyed her role in the movie. So, Cathy Rush and Sr. Sunday have both reached the post-honeymoon phase of their vocation. They each want to make a difference with their lives and are searching for a way to do that in the context of their respective vocations. It is clear that both are struggling with their life committment. Through the story they each find their place to give from their gifts, but they don’t do it alone. Cathy struggles through this with her husband and Sr. Sunday with her superior. They stick with their commitments and at the same time find their own place in the world–not in isolation, but with gradual understanding and support from loved ones.
We live in such a disposable society. Unfortunately, that includes disposable vows and disposable people. It is not unusual when I am doing a presentation on vocations that one of the first questions is can you quit or a paraphrase of that. A year’s posts could be about how people are disposed of–some of my posts do speak of some–trafficked persons, lives lost to abortion, people shunned due to their nationality or their “papers”.
This movie holds on to values. It teaches a lesson in perseverence in one’s goals and vocation too. It is exciting to see more “clean” movies with good messages making it to the theaters. I haven’t seen “The Way” yet, but the trailer looks great–starring Martin Sheen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEqNn_kAh7Q. I heard about another movie on the Christian radio station the other day “Courageous”. It is about dad’s as heroes and men seeking to get fatherhood right. Here is the trailer to that one–brought tears to my eyes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9VT_NBIVfs
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