Moved to Tears is today’s prompt from The Daily Post.
Here’s the idea: Do movies, songs, or other forms of artistic expression easily make you cry? Tell us about a recent tear-jerking experience!
My daughter and I recently watched Saving Mr. Banks and Heaven Is For Real.
Saving Mr. Banks is not at all what I expected. You start out thinking this person needs to be shaken. Then you begin to learn their back story and understand why they are the way they are. You cry for them because if you have a heart at all, you feel their pain, their suffering, not just from the tragedies of their youth, but for the baggage they continue to carry to this day. I could see myself in the main character. I could see how my own childhood demons have been carried throughout my life through bitterness, distrust, longing, separation, aloneness, fear, depression, lack of self confidence and self love, among other things, later to finally learn forgiveness and what it means to let go, at least from some of those demons. I cried for her. I cried for me. I cried for all the people of the world who carry their inner child so heavily.
Towards the end of this movie (and I try my best to never spoil it for anyone else who hasn’t seen it), I rejoiced with and for her. I wept tears of joy and was so proud of her. It made me cry for me, too, as I know I’ve come a long way, especially since I finally learned the art of forgiveness. Yes, finally, after years and reaching adulthood, and having my child, it was my child who taught me forgiveness. You forgive and you let it go. And you find joy and peace and it feels as if you’ve lost the weight of this whole other person – you get the monkey off your back, so to speak.
Mind you, a person may not always be completely healed of every sin committed against her but she can be always in the process of healing. And some afflictions can be completely healed, once you learn forgiveness.
And oh my goodness, Heaven is for Real was an amazing movie! I just adore Greg Kinnear in everything I’ve ever seen him in anyway, so that was the first piece of awesomeness. Most anything related to miracles, God and Jesus, I am also interested in, as I have experienced several miracles in my own life, as well as feeling the physical presence of a Heavenly Host. This movie moved me to tears firstly due to the thought of ever losing a child. Just the thought that a child could come so close to death broke my heart. And it pained my heart for every parent in the world who has ever lost a child. That is a pain and a loss from which I don’t believe you could ever recover. It would break me. And so, for this, I bawled my eyes out. At just the thought.
And then what this beautiful child experienced was beyond words really. All I can say is that if you haven’t seen it, I fully recommend it. If you need to further or deepen your belief in Heaven, in God, in Jesus and angels, this movie is for you. If you need to see what I believe to be the face of Jesus and strengthen your faith, this movie is for you. I mean, I already believed and nothing could make me waver. And I already knew Jesus was beautiful. But it always helps me more to hear miraculous stories from others. It shows me that God/Jesus are still alive and well (I mean, duh!) and creating miracles for people all around the world every single day and it never gets old.