Sunday, December 02, 2007

AMAZING GRACE...the movie


A movie that never made it to the Malaysian cinemas but yet ranked among my favourites; is the movie AMAZING GRACE; starring Iaoan Grafford. It has even inspired me to come out of hibernation. Thanks to the not so legal supply of videos, the movie is still made available to the Malaysian public. :>
In 1793, William Wilberforce had written to a friend:
"In every small question of politics, there appears to me room to consider the times and seasons. But where a real moral evil is in question, a man who fears God is not at liberty. Even if I thought that the immediate abolition of the slave trade would cause an insurrection in our islands, I should not for an instance stop my endeavors. Be persuaded then, if I would not stop because of the insurrection, I shall even less sacrifice this grand cause to motives of political convenience or personal feeling."
The question to us in Malaysia and that rings in my head is "How does God feel about the issues of racism in our country?" Is it a "real moral evil" that should move us too?

4 comments:

CresceNet said...
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Anonymous said...

What a quote, what a quote!

We need to have more Wilberforces in the world today!

If you have any friends in Penang, do alert them we are screening Amazing Grace somewhere after CNY,

keep a lookout at theagorapen.wordpress.com for details which are coming soon.

Jack

Meng said...

Thats great. I think its a superb movie to talk around. Please let me know when you guys are screening.

The Hedonese said...

The total truth group will wrap up with a showing of this movie and then perhaps try to apply it together... interested? :)