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January 26, 2007

Freedom Writers

Wow! What a movie. I recommend this real life triumphant movie. It is the combined stories of high school freshmen struggling to learn in the midst of so much disappointment and despair so prevalent in the communities and homes in which they lived. It is the sense of calling that a teacher embraced that these teenagers find real freedom to become the persons God created them to be. The tremendous lessons in this movie are those we all need to learn. It is a movie about keeping hope alive when there is really no reason to have hope. It is a movie of how one person can make a difference. It is a movie of the power of living a sacrificial life. It is a story of how we overcome the bad teachings we receive from our families and surroundings. It is a movie of how we can crush people if we love the system more than people. It is a movie that proves that we have more in common even when we do not look or speak the same.

I might warn you to carry some tissue with you because the drama and acting is so powerful that you will be moved to tears. There will be tears of sorrow and tears of joy. So many images and scenes from the movie flood my mind even as I write this. Just go see the movie regardless of what you read from those who write reviews.

Posted by Bishop at January 26, 2007 11:45 PM