It is easy to become depressed when we are forced to endure things like the obsession with Stormy Daniels by the main stream media.  So I thought it was time to write about something good and uplifting.

Yesterday my wife and I went to see “I Can Only Imagine.”   My previous experience with faith based films was pretty disappointing. The acting was predictably mediocre and none of the characters seemed very real. These films appealed to Christians but probably not to anyone else.

This is remarkably different. The plot, based on the personal history of Bart Millard, the lead singer for Mercy Me, is very real. The acting is incredible. The role of Bart Millard is played by J. Michael Finley, star of Les Miserables, and he combines a powerful voice with highly skilled acting. Dennis Quaid plays the father and he knocks it out of the park. These are two of the best acting performance I have ever seen in any film. Both characters are very real and the impact is astonishing.

Unlike a lot of faith based films this one doesn’t try and turn the movie into a sermon. The result is that the message is delivered with even more impact. It reminds me of the quote from St. Francis of Assisi who was the founder of the Franciscan order of monks: “Preach the gospel always, if necessary use words.” He probably never said this, but the point is that sometimes actions speak a lot louder than words. That is definitely true about this movie.


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