Monday, January 30, 2006

How many DVD players?

The church will never rise to be that which she is called to be without clearly seeing how darkness has fallen upon the earth and devours her children.
- Alex McManus on Darkness

D and I watched Born into Brothels last night. As she writes, it took us a while to figure out that subtitles were indeed included, since our DVD player didn't show them for one reason or another. [See this link about 3/4 of the way down the page, but I'm still confused.] We got the subtitles after we played the movie in another DVD player. The film is as good as people say it is, and you should watch the special feature of them reconnecting after three years.

It didn't seem quite right to be watching a reality in another part of the world where kids that are the same age as my kids are slaves, live in abject poverty and have little hope - and I simply go get another DVD player from another room in the house...

The dichotomy there requires us to act. And to act fast. Our time with the next generation is running out. To prepare them and prepare them well, to reach into the darkness and pull the world out, time will not wait.

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