I don’t watch very many movies, but I watched a great one with my family tonight: Amazing Grace. This is the story of William Wilberforce, the English Member of Parliament who fought for years to outlaw the slave trade in the British Empire.
Here’s what I thought about as I reflected on the movie:
- The movie didn’t water down the fact that Wilberforce’s anti-slavery convictions flowed out of his Christianity.
- Great causes take deep commitment and decades of patience. This should encourage us in the fight against abortion and other injustices in the world.
- One doesn’t have to be a missionary or other “full time Christian worker” to have an impact on the world. Wilberforce’s vocation was politics. My vocation is, well, I don’t know right now… but I hope soon to know how I’ll be serving the world through and in the workplace.
- This wasn’t another cheesy Christian movie (a lot of you know what I’m talking about). It was very well done.
Grace and Peace