It was basically an autobiography of Rich Mullins' life. I had heard the name in the Christian music area. Because of that, I think I expected it to be a little more uplifting than it was but I sobbed through a lot of it. He had to come to some realizations and acceptances in his troubled life. He had to learn to see other peoples' behaviors from a different, more compassionate perspective. It was an interesting journey. The starting of it was a quote about the one question they -- the most important thing was to know that Jesus loved us and we accepted that love.
After the movie, there was a clip of the real Rich Mullins doing a show. Or at least a segment of a show. He told the story of how the Irish have their wool sweaters they wear when they go out to sea. He explained that the men, as well as their families, generally hated going out to sea. The sweaters they wore were decorated with designs and charms and images that were representative of the prayers and love and important things their family/loved ones wanted them to remember while they were away. He joked at the end that fish didn't like to eat wool and so, if there was an accident at sea, the families could identify the bodies by the unique sweaters. The audience laughed.
Rich Mullins continued to talk about Jesus and His love for us and the relationship we should have with Him. Then he caught me off guard when he started talking about getting to Heaven and being asked if we knew Jesus. If we said "Yes", then Jesus would be asked if He knew us. And He would say, "Yes, just look at his/her sweater."
Silly, I know, but it made me wonder if the outward appearances of my life are such that I would be recognized as a Christian.
The next movie was suggested because of my interest in the first one. It was much better as far as happier and more uplifting.
It was a true story about a Jewish doctor from Nazi Germany who was sent to London. He was sent to the spinal injury ward of a hospital and basically was a Florence Nightingale. He had a vision of what these men could do and become and he set about to make it happen. He had to fight for everything he got and defend himself and his ideas to absolutely everyone. There was a lot of talk throughout it of how we deal with the 'stuff'' we're dealt.
Attitude is everything.
The work of this same doctor laid the foundation for wheelchair and paralympic competitions.