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Pepper (Little Boy)

“If you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move,” – Matthew 17:20. This is the bible verse to which the main character, Pepper from the movie Little Boy grasps and set on his heart to bring his dad back.

I don’t know if this movie wants to improve the faith of its viewers but it did for me. The movie concentrates on the “ancient list” that Pepper needs to complete to bring his dad back from war. Well, that’s how it appears to the little boy but it is not how the priest explained it to him. The priest is saying that it’ll be up to God to decide on the outcome of list. The tasks are on the image below

Little Boy

plus a personal mission which is to befriend a Japanese man who is considered enemy of United States in the war.

So here’s the glitch but a beautiful one; one of the tasks is to bury the dead. Unfortunately, it was his dad who died in the war and he buried to complete the list. What’s the sense of completing the list if it is his father who needs to die to complete it? But the movie ends with Pepper being able to meet his dad again.

Technically, Pepper wasn’t able to complete the list because the task to bury the dead was voided due to a mistake on his father’s death. (One of the movies’ twists)

In reality, I see this glitch as how God really works in us. We may not be able to complete a certain task He wants us to do but He’s more than willing to give us blessings. We may not be able to meet his standards but He’s there to answer our prayers, to guide us and to love us.

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Sid of the movie Ice Age is not just a funny sloth, but a source of hope. Sid paints a rainbow by saying this to Diego and Manny:

“bad news was good news in disguise… even though things look bad, there’s a rainbow around every corner… and nothing but smooth sailing ahead.”

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Losing To Win

C’mon, it’s not as bad as it looks.” – Brendan Conlon

Sports that intend to hurt someone for the sake of winning are probably in nowadays. I’m referring to “nothing personal” intentions and just pure game. Few of these sports are boxing, wrestling, and mixed martial arts. People behind it are fierce, brave, have a blood of melted copper and have heart of steel. That is my view before I watch the movie, Warrior. It is the story of two brothers who joined the five million dollar tournament, Sparta, where the two meets at the championship.

Warrior changes my view to people behind these somehow bloody sports. I’m impress with the character of two brothers, but two minutes before the movie ends, Tommy, the former U.S. Marine, wins the battle when he lose. Giving up is not in their vocabularies and both have great reasons to win, so losing can’t be seen in their eyes. In the movie, it is technically Brendan who wins because Tommy tapped the back of his older brother when he almost breaks his shoulder. But Tommy inspired me when he decided to stop the fight, not because he wanted but because he must.

Tommy paints a rainbow although he was defeated. His character in the movie is the least person you will think will give up, but he did. Everyone wants to win, everyone aims to be on the top of the highest mountain, and everyone who dreams deserve a vision like that. We all know that even the beautiful rose has thorns and so is life. Biggest and hardest rock is created to block our way, but sometimes we must make a life turning decision to get through. God provides obstacles to lead us to the way which is worth living for and which is definitely better than what we can ask for.

Whole heartedly accepting our defeat doesn’t make us a loser. No one can be greater to a person who accepts failure and ready for the bounce back.

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