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My view on the concept of 'Faith'
We are as unique as the paths that cross our lives. There are as many moments of joy, as there are moments of hardship and lessons to be learned. Although it is up to us to choose which path to take, we don't have to walk it alone. In my opinion, faith is a very powerful emotion that embraces the heart and soul. No matter what your religion or beliefs are, faith is the core that they all have in common. It is something so very hard to describe, and yet, we all know what it is, because we can feel it touching our every day when we need it the most.
I can understand why, when we are covered under the veil of tragedy, illness, pain or despair, we can shut down and push away our beliefs, leading to a breaking point in which we get confused with the subject of faith. I've been there, it can be a very difficult time in our lives. However, after giving our grieving heart and soul enough time to heal, again in my opinion, faith is like the invisible hand that can lift us up and help us through those hard moments.
I suppose that if I could find words to describe what faith means to me, I would say that; it is like a mothering feeling that allows us to heal, to find ourselves, and point us towards the right direction to discover the happiness within ourselves. The bad things that happen to us throughout life's journey, are only obstacles and lessons that eventually makes us stronger, which in turn allows us to understand more about what life is generally about. We just have to open our eyes and see the miracles that happen every day everywhere in the world, which are there to remind us that we should never loose hope; that we should never loose our faith, and most of all, that we should never stop believing that there's always more to life than just a moment we got stuck in. If we choose to see the light after a storm, we can move forward to a better version of ourselves.
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Opening in Theaters
March 3rd, 2017
Official Movie Information
Based on the New York Times best-selling novel with over 22 million copies in print worldwide, The Shacktakes us on a father’s life-transforming journey that will show him the ultimate truth about love, loss and forgiveness.
MACKENZIE “MACK” ALLEN PHILLIPS (Sam Worthington) enjoys a blissful life with his wife and their three children, until the unthinkable happens and his youngest daughter MISSY is abducted from their vacation campsite. Evidence indicates Missy has been murdered, but her body is never recovered. The tragedy sends Mack spiraling into “the great sadness” that isolates him from family and friends, causing him to question his innermost fundamental beliefs. Teetering on the edge of self-destruction, he receives a mysterious letter, apparently from God, urging him back to the scene of the crime—an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness.
Despite his doubts and fears, Mack journeys to the wintry mountain woods to revisit the most agonizing moments of his life and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named PAPA (Octavia Spencer), at the shack. Through them, Mack will find important truths that will transform his understanding of Missy’s tragedy and change his life forever.
The film stars Sam Worthington (Avatar, Wrath of the Titans, Clash of the Titans), Academy Award®-winner Octavia Spencer (Best Supporting Actress, 2012 –The Help; The Divergent Series film franchise), Grammy Award® Winner Tim McGraw (The Blind Side), Radha Mitchell (Olympus Has Fallen), Alice Braga (Queen of the South, Elysium), Aviv Alush (The Gordin Cell) and Graham Greene (Longmire). The screenplay by John Fusco is based on the best-selling faith-based book, “The Shack,” by William Paul Young in collaboration with Wayne Jacobsen and Brad Cummings. Stuart Hazeldine (Exam) directs the film, which is produced by the Oscar-nominated Gil Netter (Life of Pi, The Blind Side, Marley & Me) and Brad Cummings.
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, by Michelle V