And we did! the entire cell watched it yesterday night.
I could have cried, but i didn't because i know Junior they all would be watching out for my emo tears. =P
But yea, as i watched it for the second time, i took notes and realized how much can we learn from this video in relation to the 40days of love series going on in church now.
Catherine after fighting with her husband, Caleb, decided to put her ring into the drawer. That was what C.S.Lewis was saying when he wrote "To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broke. If you want to be sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, no even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless - it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetratable, irredeemable"
Caleb did the act of kindness even when he didn't feel a thing at all towards his wife, Catherine. In the beginning, Caleb did the 40days of love dare for his father's sake. towards the end, when he come to learn what is love, he wanted to continue doing the 40days of love dare to really salvage his marriage. He went further by doing more than 40days, he did til 43 days!
In the same way, why not do the 40days of love because church ask us to do so, but along the way pray that we will see what is love, what is has to say of God's character, standard and value, and in the end, we will be changed and we want to do the 40days of love more!
Caleb's dad said that Caleb did it just enough to get by. Means he did just what is needed to pass. he did not put his heart into it, he is just merely fullfilling the motion rather than emotion. Likewise, we who have been christian for long has become comfortable to everyday life that we just do what's sufficient to get by as christian.
Then, in the movie, Caleb's friend, Micheal say "if you're in, you have to be all in, you can't be half in and say you're in".. So therefore, when we're in, we are all in, we dont do just enough but we do better. If my heart is not in, God knows. If we do just enough to pass, He knows. we need to repent and to be renewed.
in the end of the movie, Caleb said to Catherine "for the past 7 years, i've trampled on you with my words and actions. I have loved other things more than i love you."
Change the character and put it as me saying to God "for the past 22years, i've trampled on You with my words,actions and thoughts. I have loved other things on the world more than i love You."
That's some of the things i've written down. =>
Even though Fireproof is about marriage between man and woman, but it's also a reflection of our marriage to God when we commit our lives to Him. It has definitely brought the entire cellgroup a huge amount of reminders and lessons.
Before we ended the cell, we also watched this two video clips from youtube!