A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending a special showing of For Greater Glory in Boston? It is a movie about the Christiadas, a movement of result against the Mexican government’s brutal persecution of the Catholic Church in the 1920’s. This spell binding movie is packed with top notch actors, including Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, Peter O’Toole, Eduardo Verasteugi and more.
The movie is almost prophetic, in that we are seeing daily persecutions of the Catholic Church, here in the United States. And, if we continue on the same dark path, we may even one day witness a bloody persecution first hand.
Although none of us would want to see, nor would we condone the same response as the Christiads, the witness of the men and women, their courage and continued faith, even in the midst of such difficulties can be and inspiration to all people of faith, a sign that our faith is not so muche a commitment tolithe hear and now, but a signpost to the hereafter. As Jesus reminded us, His “kingdom is not of the world”. Our fidelity to Him and His holy Church with always win the true war against the spirits that “prowl the world, seeking the ruin of souls.”
Help this beautiful movie spread near and far. Be sure to see this movie on theopening weekend, June 1, 2012.
Check out the preview here.