Even though I know it's much more economical to wait until they come out on Netflix.
I don't care, I really love going to the theater.
Today I had lunch with Claudia, a friend that I hadn't seen for a long time.
It was a cloudy, rain/snow-any-second kind of day. We caught up on each other's lives, kids, work, etc. and then decided that since the weather wasn't very nice, we would walk across the street to the movies.
Yesterday, Jennifer at I Hablo Español, blogged about how much she had enjoyed the movie PAUL, about the last days of the Apostle Paul, and his relationship with Luke, another one of the disciples. That one happened to be playing at the theater we went to, so that's the one we went to see.
Jennifer was right, it was really, really powerful.
At the point when the movie starts, Paul is an old man, imprisoned in Rome, for allegedly burning down half of the city. The Christians in the city are undergoing great persecution, and have basically gone into hiding. Luke, one of Paul's closest friends, sneaks into the city, so that he can visit Paul. He convinces Paul that are parts of his life story that have not been told, and scribes as Paul tells those stories.
There''s a lot more to the movie than that, though. It's a movie, as Jennifer said in her post, about the power of love. She said it way better than I could:
But my favorite thing about the movie was its overarching message of the power of love. Intentional, difficult, relentless love. Love in the face of evil and hatred. Love when you don't feel like loving. Love,I don't want to say a lot more (I already erased one paragraph because I thought it gave away too much of the movie), but I'd definitely recommend this movie. I want to see PAUL again, but I want to see it with a notebook, so I can write down some of the really powerful lines. And I want to go back to my Bible read the book of Acts, because I think I will read it differently having seen the movie.
evenespecially when it's hardest to love.
Definitely a perfect way to spend a snowy, rainy afternoon, during the week preceding Easter.