Friday, January 26, 2007

Hotel Rwanda

I just watched a movie called Hotel Rwanda.  It’s the first movie I have ever seen labeled as, “A True Story”.  I’ve seen lots of movies labeled as “Based on a True Story” but never as “A True Story”.  I highly recommend watching this movie if you never have.

If your heart is broken at the atrocities of humanity, then watch this movie with caution.  I have to say, at certain points my eyes were wet with tears, but the song after the movie just ripped my heart to shreds.

I have long been sorely disappointed with the UN and all of its member countries, especially the US for never getting involved with the genocides of poor countries.  At times I am embarrassed to be known as an American.  But, I am also very happy with the many good things that America has done to help other nations.

What bothers me most is the fact that poor countries like Rwanda have nothing to offer, and thus, no one did much to help, or stop what was going on.  If there was oil or other economic interests for the major UN countries, without a doubt, we would have been there to stop the killing.

At any rate, it’s a great movie.  I highly recommend watching it.  May it inspire you to be involved in any way that you can in helping the poor of the world.  Blessed are the poor, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Luke 6:19-21, “and the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all.  Looking at his disciples, he said: ‘Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.   Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied.  Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.

Many of your already are involved in making a difference in the lives of those around you and abroad, :-) and bless you for that.  If by chance you aren’t, may I offer you this little quote from Heller Keller. “I am only one; but I am still one.  I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.  I will not refuse to do the something I can do.”

2 Cor. 9:8 says, “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.  And in Gal 6:9-10 it says, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”

I hope the movie is something that many people in North America see and never forget.  Blessings to you all.