Monday, June 4, 2012

Imagination and the New Evangelization: For Greater Glory

The movie For Greater Glory opened this weekend, with the topical subject of religious freedom. It tells a story of martyrdom, heroism, and discernment, in a time and place not far from our own.

Movies, like music, aim a message towards the entire human person, in their spiritual, emotional, and intellectual life. They can convince more deeply than rational arguments, setting the whole person towards that most precious human capacity for commitment.