Friday, August 11, 2006

World Trade Center movie emphasizes Christian faith

Today I went to see the new movie, World Trade Center. It was a gut-wrenching experience that made me relive the feelings I had that day nearly five years ago. But I was pleased at the way it honored the faith of several participants.
The movie tells the familiar events of 9/11 through the true experiences of two policemen who were trapped in the rubble of the twin towers, and a rescue worker who comes to help. All three men express their faith. The police sergeant prays the Lord's Prayer in the rubble. The other cop has a vision of Jesus bringing him water, and cries, "You won't believe this, I saw Jesus." A former U.S. Marine goes to church to pray after the attacks, tells his pastor that "God gave me gifts to help people and he's calling me to help," and he cuts his hair short, puts his uniform back on, and shows up to work with the rescue workers.
This is a movie that reminds us of how we felt that day, lest we too quickly forget. With all the negative things said about the radical religious motivations of the Muslim terrorists, it is refreshing to see a movie about 9/11 that emphasizes the positive effects of Christian faith on many of the victims and rescue workers. Caution: there are disturbing scenes of violence, and there is strong language, including one use of the F-word.

2 comments:

Bloodiest of Ladies said...

What are your thoughts concerning London Metro's recent arrests?

Brother Bob said...

I'm certainly glad that they stopped another terrorist plot from taking place, but it is a frightening reminder that we must continue to be on guard against the threat of terrorism. The passage of five years since the 9/11 attacks has caused people to become lax. We tend to forget how real the danger of another terrorist attack is. While one cannot and should not live in constant fear of terrorism, we should remain alert and vigilant. I suppose it is difficult to keep those two in balance.