Thursday, December 1, 2011

"Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe" (Mitch Albom)

While George was falling into the abyss, his community of friends and loved ones were supporting him through prayer and by coming to his aid.  (In fact, the movie opens with their voices deep in prayer for him.)

Last night we asked and discussed the following:

Was George's human flaw, characterized by his constantly forsaking his plans to keep the bank and community afloat, a form of arrogance and self-indulgence? Did he wait until it was almost too late to realize that he could not do it alone?

Did he confuse willful pride with self reliance? 

On the other hand, maybe George was a “prayerful person;” maybe he was a better listener than talker? Maybe his “moral compass” was formed to recognize the needs of others and “intuitively” respond to those needs?   I want to live again...please God, let me live again

We invite your comments/reflections.



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