The Father’s Day Celebration at my church had been announced weeks before the actual event. Our Pastor printed up tickets and seemed very eager for everyone to come out (even the women of the church). The celebration was to consist of a men’s barbecue and a movie. The men would be doing the cooking and from what we knew the movie was, naturally, focused on men/fathers. A few of us women moaned and groaned about why our attendance was required. I am sure my questioning and thinking about what else I could be doing drove my husband crazy.
Although reluctant, I did stay to fellowship and watch the movie. Words can’t even describe how extremely blessed I was just by being in attendance. Of course the food was delicious, but the movie we viewed was absolutely powerful.
The movie, titled “Courageous” was the story of a group of men who were connected by their careers as police officers. You wouldn’t recognize any of the actors, but there was a powerful storyline. What impressed me most was the movie’s amazing focus on these men and their relationship with God.
There were tears and laughter throughout this movie. However, the men in attendance didn’t admit to tears, but stated their allergies flared up during certain scenes. I am not sure what the men were feeling as they experienced this movie, but if it was anything like what I was going through, they must have been completely blown away.
I can imagine it isn’t always easy for men, especially if they are husbands and fathers. They have to act as providers and protectors. There are certain expectations of them, which I am sure is sometimes hard to live up to. And then you add to that their walk as a Christian, a challenge all in itself. This is why “Courageous” was so moving. It acknowledged those struggles but it also presented a realistic solution. I don’t want to give too much away, but I do recommend that every man see this film. Our church was so moved by the film our Pastor dedicated a portion of the service to an idea that was presented in the movie.
This film is a must see for a men’s ministry, but I also recommend women see it as well. Believe me you will not be disappointed.
BMWK, have you seen the movie “Courageous”, if so please share your thoughts?