Thursday, August 27, 2009
Where God Left His Shoes
This is a realistic and hard look at what many people face in our alabaster cities. When a family becomes homeless and Frank Diaz (Leguizamo) unsuccessfully looks for another job to support his wife and kids, he turns to stealing. Knowing that he doesn't want to go that direction, desperation leads him to such measures and even to teach his step-son to do the same. He changes and tries to do better, but the ending isn't a perfect fix. It's open-ended and often such is life. It is a socially-challenging movie. What is our response to those who are struggling to make ends meet? Do we see the Lord present in the homeless? Will he turn to us and say, "What you did to the least of these, you did for me"? This made me examine my own values and motives.