In the end, I think that is what this movie is all about. We only have our children for so long, but every day we should cherish them for the gift that they are. Every day we should learn from the mistakes we make and thank God for the privilege of parenting them. The only guarantee we have is that we have them for a finite amount of time.
As I take you through some of these special features, I think you’ll see that the makers of Blue Like Jazz seemed focused on making a ground-breaking film, one that transcends barriers of Christian vs. mainstream film. I’ll let you decide whether they succeeded, I’m not sure they did
I like that the show is teaching character development, because one of my boys really connects with the character named Kai. He tells me that he really likes him because, “Kai reminds me of me. He can be impulsive [he used that word] and jokes around a lot like me.” So when Kai learns a lesson so does my son!
Just as in the movie, belief must come in little steps of faith. First Snow White ventured outside the castle, then boldly talked with Alcott about rebellion, and finally was trained to fight and to believe she could fight by the dwarves. We have to step out too.
My son’s comment about Tom Booker being like Jesus for horses is true because he is in the business of rehabilitating us from trauma. We’ve all had horrific logger truck accidents in our lives, most not literally but figuratively. Something in our formative years that happened to us and marred our sense of self or changed the way we cope with life.
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