I just walked in the door from our WCS Fine Arts' Department production of Lilies Of The Field. It was tremendous! This entry, from August 20, 2012, references the movie based on the play. While in Vietnam, I work with an eighty-three year old American missionary named Tom Tune. Believe me when I tell you that there is no one quite like Tom! One afternoon a month ago, I heard Tom singing the chorus to the old gospel hymn:
"Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves,
We shall come rejoicing bringing in the sheaves."
I remarked that we don't sing that song much anymore. Without missing a beat, Tom replied,
"We don't rejoice much anymore."
What an absolutely true statement! With all we have as Christians to be grateful for, we moan and groan. Tonight as I sat down to supper, I turned on the television and what was playing but my favorite scene in any movie ever! In this clip from Lilies Of The Field, Sidney Poitier is teaching a groups of German nuns who have relocated to the American southwest the old spiritual, AMEN. I know it's only a movie and an old one at that but the look of joy on those womens' faces as they sing about Jesus is priceless. That's what salvation is: priceless. If it's in our hearts, maybe it should be a little more on our faces so the world will see what we understand, that there is a peace that passes understanding. And the church said Amen ......... or at least it should.
To watch Homer Smith (Sidney Poitier) and the nuns sing Amen, click or copy and paste the link below!
Applicable quote of the day:
|“I think we all sin by needlessly disobeying the apostolic injunction to "rejoice" as much as by anything else”|
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