Last night we went to the see the movie “Little Boy”. I was unsure what to expect, yes, I had seen the normal trailers, read a review or two, however, they did no justice to the movie. Having heard mixed reviews from friends, heading in thinking that the movie would have a lot to do with magic and magical nonsense, I was, as I said unprepared for the amazing depths of this movie. Granted, I may be a bit prejudiced, because, it is based on one of my most favorite bible verses and one I strive to achieve each day….http://godswillfoundation.com/?p=351
Then Jesus answered and said: O unbelieving and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. And Jesus rebuked him, and the devil went out of him, and the child was cured from that hour. Then came the disciples to Jesus secretly, and said: Why could not we cast him out? [ Jesus said to them: Because of your unbelief. For, amen I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, Remove from hence hither, and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you. But this kind is not cast out but by prayer and fasting.
Matthew 17 16-20 www.drbo.org
Little boy, hears this in a sermon at mass after his father has gone off to war and been captured as a prisoner of war. Little boy and his father had wonderful relationship they bonded by reading comics based on a magician who, as all “heroes” in any comic book, had to face unheard of dangers and strive to come out on top. While the hero faced unparalleled danger, Little boy’s father would always ask him, “do you believe we can do this?” to which little boy always answered, “yes, I believe”. It is through this father and son bonding which made it easy for little boy to believe in so much more.
After hearing the sermon, Pepper (Little boy) goes out to find a mustard seed and amazed at the size of the mustard seed, he proceeds to find out how to get that faith. Not wanting to reveal much on the story, I do believe it is worth watching especially the journey of Faith that Pepper embarks on which not only brings him closer in Faith but brings those around along. It is an amazing journey of how living the Catholic Faith can bring others to live it too.
God please help us to live the Catholic Faith in a way that brings others to You.