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Kristina had already seen the movie, so I asked her what she thought of it.

“I knew it was a really good movie, but I didn’t like it.”

I think that’s kind of the point.  It is really well done.  And it deals with really hard stuff.

We’re not supposed to like a movie such as this any more than we are supposed to like a movie about the Holocaust, or Apartheid, or the genocide in Darfur, or child soldiers in Uganda.

But we can recognise when it is a good movie.  Or book.  Or newspaper article.  Or photograph.

We can talk about it, bear witness to it.  We can keep hope and love and gratitude in our hearts, living with faith that it WILL get better.

And then do what we can to make that happen.


listening to Peter, Paul, and Mary, If I Had a Hammer from 1963

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