Tuesday, January 31, 2012

“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

Just came from seeing this movie. This is the synopsus from the websit...Adapted from the acclaimed bestseller by Jonathan Safran Foer, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” is a story that unfolds from inside the young mind of Oskar Schell, an inventive eleven year-old New Yorker whose discovery of a key in his deceased father’s belongings sets him off on an urgent search across the city for the lock it will open. A year after his father died in the World Trade Center on what Oskar calls “The Worst Day,” he is determined to keep his vital connection to the man who playfully cajoled him into confronting his wildest fears. Now, as Oskar crosses the five New York boroughs in quest of the missing lock – encountering an eclectic assortment of people who are each survivors in their own way – he begins to uncover unseen links to the father he misses, to the mother who seems so far away from him and to the whole noisy, dangerous, discombobulating world around him. I have to write it down now because a lot from the movie reminded me of my father and how I want connections from him. I remember trying to find people who knew him and ask them what they knew about him.

Monday, January 30, 2012

what a difference people who call themselfves Christians could make to making this a better world

My exerience in life is there are people who call themselves Christians yet they turn there back on people who come to them in need. When I was a little girl my father was killed. When we went to church no one would bother with us. In recent years and connected with a church in Aurora and was going through what happened to me as a child. When I tried to ask questions and make sense of those things I was accused of being demon possessed and kicked out. More recently I reconnected with people from the same church I again was black listed because I began asking if they could help me clarify some things. In the new testament church there were no needs and everything was shared. In this church if there is a need do they turn their backs on everyone as they did me? He said what you do to others you do to me! In the Bible Jesus said "For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; 36naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ Then He got angry with those who turned their backs on the needy.