Monday, February 2, 2015

PASS THE LIGHT - Coming to Theatres Friday!! - REVIEWED

Pass the Light bears a message of love that is desperately needed today.  Sadly, may folks will find this offensive in the depiction of the “Christian” political candidate.  But to a lost and dying world, the portrayal of that character is, sadly, all that the lost seem to hear.  Condemnation and hate have become earmarks of many churches today.  Steve Bellafiore is a teen who has heard enough and chooses to take action.  Steve knows he is too young to be elected as a state representative, but he an d his very eclectic group of friends determine to make a difference in the community by offering an alternative to the condemnation their candidate seems intent to offer as his battle cry.

I think many people hear affirmation of sin if they hear anything other than vitriolic condemnation.  That is not the example Christ showed his disciples while he was here on earth.  As a matter of fact, the religious folks of his day condemned him for eating with publicans and sinners.  He has told us to love others as Christ loved us.  Somehow, we can’t separate love of people from love of sin.  We are never supposed to condone sin in any form, but, again, we tend to be unable to separate one from the other.

Steve discovers this truth in many life circumstances in this movie, and he learns to love as Jesus loved.  He leaves the life change in God’s hands and sets about becoming the hands and feet of Jesus to his community.

This is a family-friendly, thought-provoking movie.  I think people will have a love/hate relationship with the movie dependent upon the maturity of their individual walk with Christ.  There are some unexpected twists in the plot that viewers will find satisfying.  Overall, I think this is a good movie and one I am happy to recommend!

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