Friday, February 24, 2006

The Second Chance

I finally got the opportunity to see the movie the The Second Chance starring Michael W. Smith and Jeff Obafemi-Carr. It's great! Early in the movie, Pastor Jake, the Black pastor of the Second Chance Community Church, gets an opportunity to speak a few minutes at Second Chance Sunday at the Rock, their sponsoring megachurch in the suburbs. He says that on his way a young girl in his neighborhood came up to his car window with what appeared to be a baby (probably plastic) in a blanket. He said he gave her a few dollars to get rid of her. He said he felt like they were doing that with their Second Chance Sunday. He told them if they weren't willing to come into his neighborhood and get involved, they could keep their damn money!

A moving scene for me was one in which a mentally challenged man washes the feet of a young man who took a beating for another kid to get him out of a drug dealing gang. He asked for forgiveness for judging him. "I was more concerned about the fact that you said the word 'hell' than about how you were feeling, and I've never been beaten like that."

It's a great movie with an important message to the church. The only problem was I went to the 5:45 show and I was the only one in the theater. I wanted to go out and hand out flyers or something!


Anonymous said...

KG said...

Second Chance - what a great movie! I just wonder if people are ready to hear what it has to say.