I know it has been out on DVD for quite a while (I must not be as "hip" as I use to be) but Mandy and I just saw "Cinderella Man" for the first time last night. This was an incredible movie. It is rated PG-13 for some language and boxing scenes, but definitely worth a movie rental.
The movie was set in the Great Depression of the 1930's and had tons to say about survival and family and making it through tough times. The main theme of the movie, though, was about heroes and rallying behind a cause and not giving up despite the obstacles. In the end, Russell Crowe's character, James J. Braddock, has the opportunity to literally "throw in the towel," but he recognizes he is not simply fighting for himself, but he is providing hope for an entire nation in despair.
May you recognize the people in your life that are looking to you for hope in the midst of their own despair and live life to the full (John 10:10) in order to provide them with hope. Jesus calls us to be the light of the world, a city on a hill. Let your light shine down in the darkness and bring hope to all those around you.
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