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A FEW FAVORITE MOVIES;

*Schindler’s List; An extremely moving movie (IMO) that shows that depths of evil and yet how good can rise above this evil. When I watch this movie is helps me put the evil in my life in perspective and also gives me hope for mankind that there are persons willing to risk & loose all for what is right.
Also knowing Oskar Schindler’s bio I know he never saw the success he had during and before the war as he died a poor man. This too teaches me the importance of not expecting a reward for our righteous deeds.
This is far and away my favorite as it puts life in perspective and gives hope that even in the worst of times evil can rise above good

*Tears of the Sun; great movie about doing what is right with a moving quote at the end of the movie (“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”)

*The Passion of the Christ; although graphic, probably the most “moving” portrayal of the ultimate sacrifice ever made.

*Saving Private Ryan; Another excellent movie about sacrifice made for others.

*It’s a Wonderful Life: this movie is often very uplifting to me (although it is hard to explain, it can also depress me further at times)

*Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; just good funny light hearted movie.

*Grease; My favorite musical with many fond memories of earlier days for me.

*Ghost: A nice love story with some great music

FAVORITE QUOTE/VERSES;
* “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” (already noted above from “Tears of the Sun”) by Edmund Burke.

*LUKE 10: 25-37
25On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
26″What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

27He answered: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'[c]; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'[d]”

28″You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

29But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

30In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. 35The next day he took out two silver coins[e] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

36″Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

37The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

*Revelation 21:3-8
(3) I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, God’s dwelling is with the human race. He will dwell with them and they will be his people and God himself will always be with them (as their God).
(4) He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, wailing or pain, (for) the old order has passed away.”
(5) The one who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” Then he said, “Write these words down, for they are trustworthy and true.”
(6)He said to me, “They are accomplished. I (am) the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give a gift from the spring of life-giving water.
(7) The victor will inherit these gifts, and I shall be his God, and he will be my son.

(8) But as for cowards, the unfaithful, the depraved, murderers, the unchaste, sorcerers, idol-worshipers, and deceivers of every sort, their lot is in the burning pool of fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

*Job 19: 25-27
(25) But as for me, I know that my Vindicator lives, and that he will at last stand forth upon the dust;
(26) And from my flesh I shall see God; my inmost being is consumed with longing.
(27) Whom I myself shall see: my own eyes, not another’s, shall behold him,

*Galatians 2
11When Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong. 12Before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. But when they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles because he was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group. 13The other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy, so that by their hypocrisy even Barnabas was led astray.
I like these verses from Galations as they show the importance of doing what is right, not what “image” dictates and goes well with Like 10:25-37

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